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Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Climate Change Policy (5 Feb 2019) See 1 other result from this answer

Clare Daly: 532. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on whether permission to build permanent infrastructure for fossil fuel storage, such as the Shannon LNG project, will lock Ireland into dependence on fossil fuel imports in conflict with transition objectives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5472/19]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Wildlife Protection (5 Feb 2019)

Clare Daly: 686. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the potential impact on the bottlenose dolphin as a consequence of the development of the Shannon LNG project has been evaluated; the measures which will be taken to mitigate against potential impacts on the species; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5571/19]

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Jobs Protection (29 Jan 2019)

Heather Humphreys: ..., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical products, as well as soybeans (the EU will import soybeans from the US), - strengthen strategic energy cooperation to potentially increase US imports of (LNG) to diversify the EU's energy supply, - launch a close dialogue on standards to ease trade barriers, reduce bureaucratic obstacles, and slash costs, and - work closely together with...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Natural Gas Imports (24 Jan 2019)

Seán Canney: ...the largest source of these imports, whereas the USA is of the order of 1% to 2%. The diversification of sources of supply is important for security of supply purposes and liquid natural gas, LNG, offers the opportunity to diversify supply. In Ireland since the Corrib field opened, we have reduced our dependence on gas imports from 95% to approximately 33% in 2017. However, that...

Seanad: Climate Action: Statements (24 Jan 2019)

Alice Mary Higgins: ...instantaneously. We cannot take negative steps towards the future at the same time. I refer to the issuance of new drilling or exploration licences and new measures for importing liquified natural gas, LNG, repositories in Shannon, handling gas from other parts of the world which may have been fracked. These are new and negative hostages to fortune. This is not simply about not making...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: National Mitigation Plan Implementation (24 Jan 2019) See 1 other result from this answer

Maureen O'Sullivan: 36. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the Shannon LNG project and its impact on Ireland’s efforts to reduce fossil fuels over time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3189/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Gas Exploration Licences (24 Jan 2019) See 1 other result from this answer

Catherine Martin: 51. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the policy in relation to the facilitation of new LNG facilities. [3263/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Renewable Energy Generation (23 Jan 2019)

Richard Bruton: ...and commercial, residential and transport sectors by replacing more CO2-intensive fossil fuels. In Ireland gas powered generation also provides an important back-up for intermittent renewable wind generation. The Shannon LNG project has been designated an EU Project of Common Interest (PCI) by way of an evaluation process organised by the European Commission. The designation of PCI status...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Climate Change Adaptation Plans (12 Dec 2018)

Richard Bruton: ...ahead, Ireland will still need secure sources of gas. At present this is provided by both gas piped on shore from Irish gas fields and imports through gas pipelines from the UK. The development of an LNG facility could further enhance Ireland’s gas security of supply by increasing import route diversity and would be compatible with the State’s commitments to tackle...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy (11 Dec 2018)

Richard Bruton: ...ahead, Ireland will still need secure sources of gas. At present this is provided by both gas piped on shore from Irish gas fields and imports through gas pipelines from the UK. The development of an LNG facility could further enhance Ireland’s gas security of supply by increasing import route diversity and would be compatible with the State’s commitments to tackle...

Climate Change: Statements (6 Dec 2018)

Paul Murphy: ...the further extraction of fossil fuels. There is no significant investment in renewable energy resources, even though it is clear that public investment is needed. The development of the Shannon LNG terminal is a further example of investment in fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when we need to be moving away from such infrastructure as part of a rapid and just transition to a zero...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Trade Agreements (27 Nov 2018)

Heather Humphreys: ...;zero subsidies (on non-auto industrial goods) and to work to reduce barriers and increase trade in services, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical products, as well as soybeans, - strengthen strategic energy cooperation to potentially increase US imports of (LNG) to diversify the EU’s energy supply, - launch a close dialogue on standards to ease trade barriers, reduce...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Resources (20 Nov 2018)

Richard Bruton: ...generation will be incentivised. During this transition, gas has the potential to deliver significant and sustained benefits, particularly in terms of enhanced security of supply.   The development of an LNG facility would further enhance Ireland’s gas security of supply by increasing import route diversity and would be compatible with the State’s commitments to...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (15 Nov 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Clare Daly: ...for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the fact that leakage of methane during fracking, processing and transport to here means that the Shannon LNG project, for which permission was extended by An Bord Pleanála in July 2018, will be more harmful to the climate than a new coal-fired power station; and the way in which this decision by An...

Seanad: Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016: Second Stage (14 Nov 2018) See 2 other results from this debate

Alice Mary Higgins: ...the ban on fracking, and it is showing some leadership today with its willingness to divest from fossil fuels but we need joined-up thinking which goes a little further. We need to look at the LNG terminal which is due to be built in Shannon because we cannot facilitate the processes which we recognise as damaging. We need to look at why we are building a terminal in Shannon which could...

Seanad: Order of Business (17 Oct 2018)

Ned O'Sullivan: ...approach he took to trying to secure energy supply and security in the Shannon Estuary. He was very involved in a project that is close to my heart, namely, that relating to liquefied natural gas, LNG. Unfortunately, that project has once again been delayed by an objection. I hope that when there is an outcome in that regard, the new Minister, Deputy Bruton, might come to the House and...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy (10 Oct 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...efficient and sustainable infrastructure investment, integrate markets, and promote research and innovation while ensuring our energy security of supply is maintained and enhanced. The development of an LNG facility would further enhance Ireland’s gas security of supply by increasing import route diversity and would be compatible with the State’s commitments to tackle climate...

Seanad: Order of Business (19 Sep 2018)

Ned O'Sullivan: ...Climate Act and Environment, Deputy Naughten, into the House to give us an update on our energy security into the future, particularly in relation to gas. I am delighted to tell the House that the Shannon LNG project, which I have been very involved in and supported for almost 12 years, is about to come to fruition with new investors. It is facing one final hurdle, which is an attempted...

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