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Transitioning to a low carbon future in the energy sector is of key importance globally.

20th October 2013

An Taisce will go to the High Court in London in December to seek a judicial review challenging the legality of the decision by Ed Davey, the British energy minister, to grant permission to build the plant, which will be 150 miles from the Irish coast ...

25th October 2013

You are invited to the screening of "Fossil Free Europe" in DCU on Fri Nov 1 at 7.15pm

An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland is supporting the screening of "Fossil Free Europe" in DCU on Friday, 1st November at 7.15pm. The film Calls for divestment from fossil fuels.

Backing the 350.org initiative in Ireland, James Nix, An Taisce's policy director, has said that "fossil fuel deposits, once their real costs are factored in, are more valuable left in the ground".

In May 2013 An Taisce launched judicial review proceedings in London to challenge the legality of UK Secretary of State Ed Davey’s decision to grant permission to build and operate a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in the Bristol Channel, Somerset, 150 miles from the Irish coast. In papers issued in the High Court in London by lawyers Leigh Day, we challenged the legality of the decision by the UK Government with reference to (amongst other things) the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and the UK’s own regulations on transboundary impacts and consultation.

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