Saturday September 26, 2020

Energy debate fuelled by myths

The recent Climate Emergency Bill wanted to block offshore exploration licences being granted in Ireland. If implemented, it would have threatened Ireland’s energy security

28th July, 2019
The Kinsale gas field in Co Cork: natural gas ‘represents 30 per cent of our primary energy mix’

Discussion of the recent demise of the Climate Emergency Measures Bill, proposed by People Before Profit, could lead people to believe that the legislation sought to address the choice between using gas and oil or renewable energy. It didn’t.

The bill would have stopped offshore exploration licences from being granted in Ireland. It has now fallen, because the government would not give it a “money message”, permission to proceed to become law despite...

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