Wednesday February 26, 2020

Energy security 'should be a factor' in exploration decisions

Ireland must balance energy security with energy sustainability, according to Paul Simons, deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

30th April, 2019
A drilling rig at Providence Resources’ Barryroe field. Pic: Finbarr O’Rourke

“All IEA countries need to balance energy security, with energy sustainability and economic growth, economic viability. So it’s a three-legged stool. And energy security certainly is an element in that.” Simons told The Sunday Business Post.

“The fact that Ireland has been able to recover some domestic production of gas is certainly a good thing.

“And it supports Ireland’s energy security, because otherwise, you know, the dependence on imports is...

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