Ireland can wean itself off gas, says think tank

Importing US shale gas makes poor financial sense, says Mark Campanale of climate and financial-market analysts Carbon Tracker

13th October, 2019
A gas flame burns from a pipe close to an offshore oil platform in the Persian Gulf’s Salman Oil Field Picture: Bloomberg

Ireland should get out of gas exploration as well as oil and importing shale gas from the United States makes poor financial sense, according to the founder of climate and financial market think-tank Carbon Tracker.

Founder Mark Campanale and energy analyst Kingsmill Bond are visiting Ireland this week to meet investors and policy makers to advise on the risks to financial markets posed by continued fossil investments.

Carbon Tracker was set up in London in...

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