Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Energy Security: Motion.
Ciarán Cuffe (Minister of State , Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Minister of State , Department of Transport; Minister of State , Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Dún Laoghaire, Green Party)
I welcome the motion, to which there are many commendable aspects and which concentrates our mind on a very important issue, namely, to ensure we have energy security. I am a bit disappointed the issue of energy security is taken in isolation. I always tend to put peak oil, energy security and climate change into the same area, and we cannot address one of these three issues without bringing in the other two. The motion before us does not touch sufficiently on climate change or on peak oil. It seems-----