Energy

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

18th October 2016

In October 2015 An Taisce won its legal action regarding An Bord Pleanála's failure to assess the environmental impacts of the peat extraction which fuels Edenderry power station. Over the past year the High Court has placed a series of stays on the order An Taisce obtained to quash the defective planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála. These stays were granted to allow Bord na Móna the opportunity to regularise the planning status of Edenderry power station.

Energy Matters 2016

A statement of An Taisce’s current position on energy, acknowledging that the fast changing circumstances of fluctuating demand and technological development may require frequent review of any policy. Summer 2016.

9th February 2016

Please see the attached document for An Taisce's submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation's Review of Connection and Grid Access Policy (CER/15/284).

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.

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