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Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Heritage Sites (5 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: 427. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans for the Grand Canal basin graving docks; and if she supports the preservation and restoration of this important historical site. [50815/19]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar and Biogas: Discussion (4 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: I am afraid I must tell Mr. Dennehy and Mr. P.J. McCarthy that in my reading of it the best scientific advice runs counter to everything they have said today. I refer them to the three reports published recently for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, SEAI, on the bioenergy supply curve for Ireland for 2015 to 2030 published in 2016; the costs and benefits of biogas and biomethane...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar and Biogas: Discussion (4 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: Those three studies were carried out by the best leading international experts. The SEAI has a hugely positive reputation for the independent scientific advice it applies on renewable energy. I must say I know Teagasc is obsessed with industrial grass production as being the only thing we need to do in this country. I have a fundamental problem with Teagasc in this regard. I will come...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar and Biogas: Discussion (4 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: Mr. McCarthy might write back to me regarding the three reports I have cited, listing the instances where he believes they are inaccurate or scientifically incorrect and give references for his opinion in this regard. I would very much appreciate it.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar and Biogas: Discussion (4 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: My next question is for Mr. Fitzgerald. We have a huge comparative cost advantage in offshore wind and we should be thinking ambitiously. It is part of a European project. I was just looking through the European report that Mr. Fitzgerald referred to. Ireland is looking at 22 GW and we have 425,000 kmĀ² of probably the windiest sea area in the world and Poland, with only 30,000...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar and Biogas: Discussion (4 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: At a separate committee hearing we interviewed the chair designate, now chair, of EirGrid, Mr. Brendan Tuohy. On that occasion I made the point that we must start in the Irish Sea but also start now on our west coast. I say that because, as we know from experience, it takes between ten and 15 years at least to develop big scale infrastructure projects.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar and Biogas: Discussion (4 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: I assume that the ENTSO-E ten-year plan is the place to put those sorts of projects, to get European funding or for it to be co-ordinated between the north-west European electricity market system. Is that a fair assumption? Is anyone working with SuperNode at the moment on the technology that it has?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar and Biogas: Discussion (4 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: I did some work on this area, in a former life, and I agree with Mr. Fitzgerald. It seems to me that we reached the conclusion that an independent system operator would be the best way to manage the overall process. How would Mr. Fitzgerald rate the political chance of that happening any time soon?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar and Biogas: Discussion (4 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: The SEAI says it is not. Its internationally tested reports say it is not.

Confidence in the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: Motion [Private Members] (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: When history looks back on this Government, one of the most severe criticisms will be that what was a very good national planning framework, which sought to bring life back into the centre, was abandoned in a national development plan that was all about sprawl. When we talk of housing and no confidence in the Government's housing policy, it is inexorably connected to transport; the two go...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Climate Change Policy (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: That is important for enterprise and also for the finance community. If we look down the road just a little, AIB has stated that it is going green. Its neighbour, Barclays Bank, was cited recently by Mr. Bill McKibben, a famous climate campaigner, as one of the top ten worst banks and financial institutions for lending to the fossil fuel sector. That sector will increasingly be at risk as...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Climate Change Policy (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: 43. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has had engagement with the task force on climate-related financial disclosures; and if she is considering promoting new auditing structures for businesses with regard to carbon emissions. [50376/19]

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Climate Change Policy (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: The task force on climate-related financial disclosure is one of the key initiatives to try to steer the enterprise sector towards supporting climate action. It was founded in 2015 and the first status report was released in 2017, with a further update this year. It is critical for Irish business to be at the head of this and leading rather than following, which is what is currently...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Climate Change Policy (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: It appears that Ireland is not connected to this at all. As far as I can see, only two companies are involved in any way in this process, AIB and the Euronext Dublin Stock Exchange. What are some of the large publicly quoted companies in this country? They all have significant climate risks. They include Glanbia, the Kerry Group, CRH and Ryanair, and have exposure because they are in high...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Biotechnology Industry (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: If we are to have a proper bioeconomy we need a wider national land use plan, one which maps our approach to climate change and the biodiversity crisis and recognises that all different end uses are interconnected - what we do in forestry, how we restore peatlands and what type of farming takes place where. That wider national land use plan would give us a better idea of what limits we can...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: Article 15 of the European Union regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action indicates that the Government must make a submission on 1 January 2020 on a new national energy and climate action plan. It is the most important plan for the country and determines how we will meet the Paris climate commitments. It sets out the fines, etc., we will have and must, as already...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: Ladies first.

Freagra ar Eascairí - Return of Writs: Cork North-Central, Dublin Fingal, Dublin Mid-West and Wexford - Introduction of New Members (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: On behalf of my colleagues and Deputy Healy, I welcome the four new Deputies to this House. I agree with Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett that we must reflect on the participation in our democratic system. It is a major honour to be elected and be part of our constitutional Republic. The very centre of this and the source of everything we do in this country is the vote and the fact that the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Data Collection by Digital Assistants: Discussion (Resumed) (3 Dec 2019)

Eamon Ryan: I would like to address both Apple and Google, because the presentations we heard last week from UCD and the Data Protection Commissioner's office were very interesting on this subject. Would the witnesses agree with all the content in their submissions? The Data Protection Commissioner's office referred to the capability of the witnesses' companies now to translate audio clips into text...

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