Energy

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

1st December 2015
22nd November 2015

Does being ‘pro-environment’, mean being ‘anti-jobs’? Absolutely not, says An Taisce. Much of the coverage following the recent High Court decision overturning planning permission for the continued use of Edenderry power station has focused on the risk to the jobs of the workers in the facility, and understandable concern about the impact this might have on the local economy.

30th October 2015

Decarbonisation Policy and Coordination Division Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, 29-31 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 (D02 X285).

RE: Consultation on Proposed Increase in Biofuel Obligation Rate

biofuel.obligation@dcenr.gov.ie

Dear Sir / Madam,

please see below for An Taisce's submission on the public consultation regarding a proposed increase in the biofuel obligation rate.

We would appreciate being kept appraised of any further consultations and developments in this subject area.

Yours sincerely,

30th April 2015

The European Commission has asked Austria, Croatia, Ireland, Latvia and Romania to ensure the full transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

29th April 2015

29 April, 2015

Background
The Independent Expert Panel (the Panel) considering EirGrid’s Grid West and Grid Link projects was appointed by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, on foot of a Government decision in January 2014.

2nd March 2015

The cost of energy to lower income groups and the decarbonisation of energy sources are a major scientific, public policy and fiscal challenge. The consultation document refers to the extensive research and data available on energy poverty. There are ESRI and reports outlining the energy poverty issues, but no solution or action plans are in place. This fuel poverty issue is repeatedly highlighted by NGOs such as St Vincent de Paul.

15th December 2014

All future Irish wind energy proposal needs to be plan led and not developer led. There is a need to meaningfully rather than tokenistically use the framework provided by the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive to identify the national capacity for location of wind energy for export turbines, and their optimum siting. This proposal is inappropriately developer led acting without any proper national and location selection strategy.

5th November 2014

An Taisce has made a submission to the consultation on Investing in our Transport Future - A Strategic Framework for Investment in Land Transport.

The entire document reflects either ignorance or indifference to the global scientific consensus on climate, the Copenhagen Accord and Irish Government commitment to a low carbon future by 2050 in proposed new climate legislation. References to climate are tacked on and not integrated with the evaluative process and concluding principles.

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