Energy security 'should be a factor' in exploration decisions

Energy security 'should be a factor' in exploration decisions
A drilling rig at Providence Resources’ Barryroe field. Pic: Finbarr O’Rourke

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

Paul Simons, deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency, has said that Ireland must balance energy security with energy sustainability when it comes to making decisions about future oil and gas exploration.

“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...

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