Monday January 20, 2020

Smoky fuel consultation threatens to cloud the issue

Moves to ban burning peat and wet wood could further delay long-promised nationwide action on smoky coal

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

9th December, 2019
An outright ban on burning peat would be politically contentious at a time when the industry is entering a period of managed decline. Picture: Rolling News

Minsters’ reported plans to open a public consultation on banning all smoky fuels might sound like a potential turning point. It could signal good news for the environment and the people with health conditions who are most acutely affected by air pollution.

It threatens, however, to indefinitely delay action on a long-promised...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Gleeson claims plug-in electric cars are the only way to meet Paris targets on road transport

Daniel Murray | 1 day ago

Commissioner’s comments are a boost for American exporters of LNG as environmentalists protest about importing ‘fracked’ gas

Daniel Murray | 1 day ago