Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action
Supporting a Just Transition: Discussion (Resumed)
There is an issue of whether Bord na Móna or ESB may have an ulterior motive in refusing to do that. We need to look at it independently to see if it is feasible anyway and that is where this has come from. Just transition in the midlands is obviously very important. It is the first of quite a few that may develop in this country in the coming years. One that I would think of is not so much with regard to companies but how households would transition from using fossil fuels to renewable energy and how that would be managed. That will be very important. How will Mr. Mulvey make sure that the lessons from this will come together to improve the next project, and that each step will be an improvement, since this project will not be perfect?