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Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Fossil Duel Divestment Bill 2016 [Private Members]: Committee Stage (19 Apr 2018)

Eamon Ryan: ...fact that we are building new gas networks in the midlands is one of the examples of how this Government does not get climate change. The fact that the Government is even considering a liquified natural gas, LNG, terminal in Shannon and in Cork is an indication that it does not get it. I am sorry about that. The Government is not part of the new clean energy revolution. It is doing...

Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: An Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Uisce faoi Úinéireacht Phoiblí) (Uimh. 2) 2016: Céim an Choiste
Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Water in Public Ownership) (No. 2) Bill 2016: Committee Stage
(22 Mar 2018)

Joan Collins: ...that will exceed the capacity of those for oil and gas today. I see fleets of water tankers (single-hulled!) and storage facilities that will dwarf those we currently have for oil, natural gas and LNG. He continued to outline the thinking behind financial institutions:Water as an asset class will, in my view, become eventually the single most important physical-commodity based asset...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Natural Gas Grid (20 Mar 2018)

Eamon Ryan: 794. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on whether it is appropriate to support new investment in natural gas pipelines, fuelling facilities, LNG terminals, power stations and so on here to facilitate the use of natural gas as a bridge fuel towards full energy system decarbonisation; the scientific advice sought as to bridging process; and if no...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Resources (8 Mar 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...offshore storage facility with a storage capacity of 230 million cubic meters. However, in 2016 Kinsale Energy took the decision to close the storage facility. The last of the storage gas was withdrawn from the reservoir in March 2017.  A number of private sector commercial LNG projects have been proposed in Ireland recently. The location, development and final investment...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: EU Finances Post-2020: European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources (6 Mar 2018)

...of energy for five years, which is a long time, working on electricity grids, gas pipelines, connections between Ireland and the UK, energy efficiency, diversification of routes and sources, and LNG. Today we are much more independent and in a much better situation than we were ten years ago through investing in wind energy, supporting renewable energies and so on. The energy union of...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: 2020 Climate and Energy Package: Discussion (27 Feb 2018)

Eamon Ryan: ...be facing a future where our gas supply is restricted to a renewable supply by 75% for climate change reasons, how is it that Ervia is expanding its gas network now? Why are we looking at two new LNG terminals in Shannon and Cork, which I can only presume is to import American fracked gas, which is a threat to climate? Why is Ervia talking about new gas-fired power stations? How can...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Engagement with Chairpersons Designate of Public Bodies (21 Feb 2018) See 2 other results from this debate

...fund. In May 2014, we agreed with the Pensions Authority a funding programme to 2023 to make sure the defined-benefit pension fund stays whole, at a rate of at least 100%, for all past and present employees of the port. In August 2017, PoCC welcomed to Cork a delegation from NextDecade Corporation, a liquefied natural gas, LNG, development company based in Houston, USA. NextDecade and...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Policy (20 Feb 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Eamon Ryan: 478. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department is considering carrying out an overall assessment of the environmental impacts of importing LNG gas; if so, the details of the consultation process; and the mechanisms that members of the public can utilise to appeal such a process. [8618/18]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Infrastructure (15 Feb 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Michael Healy-Rae: 245. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the proposed Shannon liquefied natural gas, LNG, facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7937/18]

Topical Issue Matters (14 Feb 2018)

Pat Gallagher: ...infrastructure upgrade at Tinker's Cross Roads, Mayfield, Cork; (23) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the decision of An Bord Pleanála to reverse the original planning decision it made 26 days previously on a Shannon LNG planning application; (24) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the recently published Children's Rights Alliance report card 2018; (25) Deputy Paul Murphy - the plans of...

Order of Business (30 Jan 2018)

John Brassil: Page 125 of the programme for Government outlines support for an LNG project in Ballylongford, County Kerry. The owner of the land bank, Shannon Properties, sought expressions of interest in April last year and the sale was to have been completed by August. I understand a number of companies have made a bid, but we are approaching the end of January and still have no indication as to...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Shannon Foynes Port Company: Chairperson Designate (15 Nov 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Ned O'Sullivan: ...if the company does not have it already? It would be important to secure more space. The other issue is the gas project. People in Kerry had been very hopeful about the liquefied natural gas, LNG, project for a long time but there has been some disappointing news of late. Foynes has a huge role to play in the provision of gas and ensuring our energy security into the future. Will...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Schemes (18 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Michael Healy-Rae: 176. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the progress of the Shannon LNG project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44240/17]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Ports Policy (11 Sep 2017)

Shane Ross: ...the Port of Cork are a matter for the company. I have been informed by the Port of Cork that it is not currently entering into a joint venture with any company to import liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Port of Cork has, however, confirmed that it has entered into a Non Disclosure Agreement with NextDecade, a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) development company focused on LNG export...

Questions on Promised Legislation (29 Jun 2017)

Michael Healy-Rae: On the programme for Government, the retention of the proposed Shannon liquefied natural gas, LNG, terminal as a project of common interest status, is of paramount importance. The proposed LNG project is vital to north Kerry and west Limerick. I want the Government to remain in line with the programme for Government. This project is of paramount importance and I would like the Government...

Seanad: Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016: Committee and Remaining Stages (28 Jun 2017)

Seán Kyne: ...between climate change on the one hand and natural resources on the other. Natural gas in particular is a transition fuel in terms of a transition to a low carbon economy. Senator Higgins mentioned the LNG terminal at Shannon and there are other issues we have to examine. Moneypoint, which is coal-powered, is one of them. Coal is relative cheap at present. It is a fossil fuel but it...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Decarbonising Transport: Discussion (20 Jun 2017)

...and it is extremely important that nothing is done to increase the cost base for them by adding in unrealistic options. I am not a technician but I have an issue with the difference between LNG and compressed natural gas, CNG, which has a much shorter range in a truck than LNG. Refuelling stations for gas in the UK are LNG so, while CNG would work extremely well in the local urban...

Nomination of Taoiseach (Resumed) (14 Jun 2017)

Michael Healy-Rae: ...a life-saving drug, Respreeza. People are suffering from Lyme disease. The Taoiseach-elect can help them. There are commitments in the programme for Government including an liquefied natural gas, LNG, project for north Kerry. That has to be delivered on. During the leadership election, the Taoiseach-elect said that he promised an awful lot to be done for self-employed people. An...

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Engagement on Energy Matters (1 Jun 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Mark Daly: ...Ireland and the supply of energy through Britain to here? Will the delegates supply that information to the Chairman because we are running out of time? I have a question about the Shannon LNG project, the 500 MW power station and the 28.3 MMscm of energy it will provide daily. It has the potential to be a stopping off point for US gas imports which would then be transferred around...

Leaders' Questions (8 Mar 2017)

Danny Healy-Rae: ..., all roadside hedges should be cut all year round. Many areas have suffered huge job losses, such as Castleisland, Kenmare, Cahersiveen and Tralee. All of north Kerry would benefit if the Shannon LNG project was allowed to go ahead by the regulator over whom nobody seems to have control. Rural Kerry has been affected by cuts of 53% to the Leader programme. Worse still, we have had...

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