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Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (6 May 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ...centre of this. It will involve other work to get that balancing capability and we will still require fuels. Those will not be gas fuels and they will not be imported liquefied natural gas, LNG, or fracked gas in particular because we have to stop using fossil fuels. This Government will issue the policy statement we have committed to in our programme for Government to say that is...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (6 May 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Cathal Crowe: ...country to do so and, six or seven weeks later, the Government declared that Ireland would become a fracking-free country. We now have a very difficult situation, as articulated by Deputy Nash, where LNG plants are still lingering around and we are not sure how they are being treated. That is not accounted for in this legislation and the Government needs to be clearer in this regard. We...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 May 2021) See 3 other results from this debate

Sorca Clarke: ...to end the issuing of licences for offshore exploration and the extraction of gas and petroleum remains conspicuously absent. The Government has also committed to banning the importation of LNG and fracked gas and I urge the Government parties to support amendments and follow through on its promises. The proposals give too much discretion to Ministers. If there is no discernible...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (29 Apr 2021)

Holly Cairns: ...and targets we need to work towards. This legislation needs clearer commitments and more robust definitions of "just transition" and "climate justice" and must explicitly address issues around liquefied natural gas, LNG, fracked gas and the biodiversity crisis. Dr. Andrew Jackson, assistant professor in environmental law at UCD, told the Joint Committee on Climate Action: In conclusion,...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (28 Apr 2021)

Thomas Pringle: ...shipping. These areas of transport are not even included in the definitions but the Minister was already on air talking down to those who buy low-cost flights. I thank Johnny McElligott from the Safety Before LNG group for getting in touch this morning about the petition for Ireland to propose a global ban on fracking at the UN. He said: When deciding at the Cabinet in the coming weeks...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (21 Apr 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Joan Collins: ...Government must seek to fix this loophole by way of an amendment on Committee Stage. It must close the loophole identified by the High Court in the Friends of the Irish Environment v. An Bord Pleanála (Shannon LNG) case. This Government has committed to giving statutory effect to ending the issuing of new licences for the exploration and extraction of gas. The Minister indicated...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (21 Apr 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Jennifer Whitmore: ...the Minister plans to introduce amendments on Committee Stage on exploration. Despite a commitment in the programme for Government to ban the importation of fracked gas and the development of LNG infrastructure, applications for LNG development continue. We have been waiting for a policy statement for more than ten months and the Minister needs to commit today to issue that statement...

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2021
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Revised)
(20 Apr 2021) See 2 other results from this debate

Eamon Ryan: ...Estuary who are willing to invest in hydrogen and wind energy, sectors in which we know we have a comparative advantage and will not have stranded assets. If we invested in liquefied natural gas, LNG, facilities, there would be a major risk of stranded assets and would not be in tune with our commitments. As a country, we have shown real leadership on climate in recent years. The Fine...

Seanad: Water Quality: Motion (19 Apr 2021)

Lynn Boylan: ...it will do so. Will it be like co-living? Is the Government just going to flag it up so the companies can get their applications in before the ban comes into place? We know that the Shannon liquefied natural gas, LNG, terminal is still on the projects of common interest, PCI, list until September 2021. Therefore, we need that ban on the importation of fracked gases. We have rightly...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (24 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Bríd Smith: The programme for Government states the Government does believe it makes sense to develop liquefied natural gas, LNG, import terminals importing fracked gas, in light of Ireland's net zero targets. That is the formal Government position but the position on imported fracked gas and LNG is still confusing. The Shannon LNG project remains on the EU's list of projects of common interest, PCI....

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: EU Programmes (24 Mar 2021)

Eamon Ryan: ...to be adopted by the European Commission towards the end of 2021.  The Programme for Government sets out that as Ireland moves towards carbon neutrality, it does not make sense to develop LNG projects importing fracked gas. It further commits to ensuring the Shannon LNG project is not included in the EU PCI list in 2021. In line with the Programme for Government I have previously...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy (24 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Gerald Nash: 251. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the concrete measures he plans to take to actively oppose proposals for floating LNG terminals in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15402/21]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy (10 Mar 2021) See 2 other results from this answer

Richard Boyd Barrett: 97. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will clarify his position in relation to LNG terminals; if he supports such gas infrastructure being included on the EU Projects of Common Interests lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13285/21]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Natural Gas Imports (4 Mar 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Robert Troy: ...if clarification will be provided on the actions to be taken following a recommendation by the Joint Committee on Climate Action to ban the importation of fracked gas and specifically to ban LNG terminals to Ireland. [12331/21]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy (24 Feb 2021)

Eamon Ryan: The Programme for Government recognises that as Ireland moves towards carbon neutrality, it does not make sense to develop LNG terminals that import fracked gas and commits to developing a policy statement to establish that approach. My Department is in the process of developing the policy statement, which includes consideration of any necessary legal and regulatory provisions. This includes...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Legislative Measures (18 Feb 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Cian O'Callaghan: ...if a commitment to reduce polluting emissions by an average of 7% a year and by 51% in total by 2030 and a commitment to ban the importation of fracked gas and ban liquefied natural gas, LNG, terminals in Ireland will be included in the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 in line with the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action; and...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Infrastructure (17 Feb 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Gerald Nash: 60. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has received proposals on a project (details supplied) for a floating liquefied natural gas, LNG, terminal; the status of such a proposal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8769/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: National Development Plan: Discussion (16 Feb 2021)

...infrastructure may not be sufficient to serve the needs of the national economy, especially while facing disrupters such as Brexit, climate change, offshore energy, hydrogen and transition fuels such as LNG. A number of obstacles remain to the orderly and planned relocation of our city centre operations. The first is the fact that the road connectivity to the key lower harbour facilities...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Natural Gas Imports (28 Jan 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Holly Cairns: .... To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 67 of 24 September 2020, the status of the development of a policy statement regarding LNG gas terminals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4961/21]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy (13 Jan 2021)

Eamon Ryan: The Programme for Government sets out that, as Ireland moves towards carbon neutrality, it does not make sense to develop LNG terminals that import fracked gas. The Programme for Government is clear that the Government does not support the importation of fracked gas and commits to developing a policy statement to establish that approach. This policy statement is being developed by my...

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