Power interconnector needs political backbone

Power interconnector needs political backbone
The North-South interconnector was given the green light Picture: iStock

Those charged with ensuring that our energy system is fit for purpose can’t blind themselves to the absence of political support

The North-South electricity connector got planning permission in December. This critical piece of energy infrastructure is in contemplation for more than a decade. The day following the green light from An Bord Pleanála I was interviewed on morning radio.

I was introduced as a former energy minister, but I have no doubt that I was interviewed because no serving politician felt able to publicly support this urgently needed project to connect the two electricity...

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