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Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Question put.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Eugene Murphy: In accordance with Standing Order 70(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time on Thursday, 28 September 2017.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

The Dáil adjourned at at 7.40 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 September 2017.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Damien English: I welcome the opportunity to discuss further this important issue. I acknowledge the contributions of Deputies on the Bill, as proposed by Deputy Stanley. This issue generates much interest and debate among all relevant stakeholders, interest groups and the wider community. It is certainly worthy of discussion here. That is why we are to have consultation over the coming months. ...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Brian Stanley: I listened carefully to the replies. Many of the issues were raised in the debate. Populism was mentioned. We should be very clear that my party regards wind energy as part of the solution. We do not have a method of storing it. What we are doing here is setting out a set of practical proposals. I have read the Fianna Fáil proposals. In fairness, that party set out criteria for...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Damien English: I did not mention the word "populism".

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Brian Stanley: In County Laois, the councillors of both parties voted to have no wind farms anywhere in the county. They left Laois County Council open to challenge by wind farm developers. Guess what: two wind farm developers are now preparing legal action against the council on foot of the action of the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael councillors. At the meeting on the local property tax over a week...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Damien English: I did not mention the word "populism". I purposely avoided picking on the Deputy or mentioning populist decisions. If he wants me to go there, I will do that.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Brian Stanley: Fianna Fáil did.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Damien English: The Deputy should please stop wagging his finger at me. I did not mention the word. If the Deputy wants me to go there, I will, on many issues.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Timmy Dooley: Lest there be any doubt, I did not level an accusation of populism directly at Deputy Brian Stanley.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Brian Stanley: I accept that.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Timmy Dooley: It is something that emerges through the political sphere. I just talked about a desire not to go there.

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Brian Stanley: Could I continue without interruption? The fact is that we have to use wind as part of the solution. I am merely pointing out that the Government needs to line up a position. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael cannot have one position at local level and a different position at national level. I circulated our position five years ago throughout our party, and we try to get a joined-up approach...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Robert Troy: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Bill and I thank Deputy Stanley for tabling it. It is great to have an opportunity to discuss renewable energy in the Dáil in the first week since we returned from our summer recess. While the Fianna Fáil Party is opposed to certain elements of the Bill, it has some very positive elements. It is regrettable that once again it is left to...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Bríd Smith: To echo some remarks made earlier, we have had 16 of the 17 warmest years on record since 2000 and we routinely break records on drought, rainfall and so on. While this global crisis happens, despite the increase in renewable energy, more CO2 is being emitted. It is terrifying when climate scientists suggest that the earth's ability to absorb carbon in its natural sinks is getting less and...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Eamon Ryan: I agree with Deputy Jan O'Sullivan that this is an area where things keep changing. It is full of uncertainties. I commend Deputy Stanley on his Bill and I understand that his motives are right and while there are many elements of it that I support, I cannot support the Bill. I will explain in detail the reason. The one thing that is fixed is the physical atmosphere we operate in and...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Michael Fitzmaurice: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Bill. I commend Deputy Stanley on bringing it forward. His views on wind turbines are somewhat different from mine. I have listened with interest to the points made by Members and I have noted the references to the public consultation. If there is to be public consultation, one needs to get to the nub of the issue. Communities in parts of rural...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Jan O'Sullivan: I welcome the opportunity to have a debate on this very important matter and commend Deputy Brian Stanley for bringing forward this legislation. The context is very important. As the Minister of State indicated, the targeted review of the 2006 guidelines has been under way since 2013. I was in the Department as a Minister of State when we started this work, which is an indication that we...

Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (21 Sep 2017)

Timmy Dooley: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this important debate and I thank Deputy Stanley for initiating a debate in the House on this issue. All of us who represent rural communities will be familiar with the concerns of our constituents in many parts of the country who have had in their view a negative experience with infrastructure such as wind turbines. While the Deputy and I...

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