Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications

EU Energy Policy: European Commission

12:35 pm

Photo of Ann PhelanAnn Phelan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Labour) | Oireachtas source

I welcome the delegation. There is no doubt that the energy area is complex, stretching across other sectors that not only make up our economy, but even our society. I will touch on points raised by other Deputies by referring to the setting of targets, and particularly non-binding targets on member states. Rather than having non-binding targets, it may be better to set realistic targets which could be really achieved, rather than setting them so high as to cause much debate or deliberation, meaning the issue must be constantly revisited. Perhaps we could lower the targets slightly to achieve a realistic aim. With regard to pylons, there is a significant-----


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