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Microgeneration Support Scheme Bill 2017: First Stage (14 Dec 2017)

Brian Stanley: ...to provide for the growth of electricity production from micro generators through a supplier obligation to provide a tariff for electricity exported to the grid. We are staying with the issue of power and electricity following on from Deputy Ó Snodaigh's tie. The Bill I am introducing is about making the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy. It will allow small-scale...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Question Heading for question(s) 259,260,261 (13 Dec 2017)

Eamon Ryan: 261. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to bring forward guidelines for solar power development for use by local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53481/17]

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (8 Dec 2017)

Eamon Ryan: ...shutters are down on shops and houses are empty. We should provide fibre broadband in all of these towns. Street-front houses should be reconditioned to ensure they are well insulated and have solar power panels on the roof in order that they will be an attractive prospect for young people in which to rear families. From such places they could walk to their local pub. There are...

Climate Change: Statements (7 Dec 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Eamon Ryan: ...among its members - may need to think about our approach. We have known the science for a long time and maybe we have scared people and made them feel guilty without giving them a sense of empowerment. Rather than telling people what to do, perhaps we should start asking for their help. Perhaps we must admit uncertainty because we do not know all the precise solutions. While the...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015: Statements (6 Dec 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Paudie Coffey: ...burning of fossil fuels. There are still many challenges ahead in the areas of standards and regulations, building technologies, insulation and materials and renewable energy generation. There is great potential in the development of solar power for the residential and commercial sectors. There is also great potential in geothermal technology. Wind has had its challenges but there is...

Ceisteanna - Questions: National Economic and Social Council (5 Dec 2017)

Leo Varadkar: ...else. Windscale and Sellafield were different names for the same plant, albeit with many more safeguards. The Minister will also publicise other actions, particularly regarding price supports for solar power and other forms of renewable energy. On the National Economic and Social Development Office Bill, work is under way to prepare heads of the Bill and these will be brought to...

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed): Climate Change Policy (29 Nov 2017)

Eamon Ryan: ...the Taoiseach's discussion with President Macron on 24 October last, did President Macron mention the fact that he may be setting a different example? President Macron has agreed to phase out coal power by 2022. Would we not do something similar to try to restore our reputation? President Macron is committed to doubling wind and solar power. Would we not look to do something similar? ...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015: Statements (29 Nov 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Niall Ó Donnghaile: ..., given the gravity of this issue, we need that action now. We must diversify our renewable energy. A diversification of renewable energy sources is the only realistic way we can combat climate change. Biogas, biomass, offshore wind, solar and micro-generation, which have been virtually completely neglected, must all be developed. All of these energy sources would feed into an...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Bord na Móna: Chairperson Designate (28 Nov 2017)

Eamon Ryan: .... My understanding is that Bord na Móna is considering the purchase of a company in Georgia in the US with a view to buying virgin forest there for importation to Ireland for burning in biomass power generation, co-firing with peat. Where does that project stand, what is the timeline, what is the requirement for ministerial approval and so on? I understand that there was an...

Finance Bill 2017: Report Stage (Resumed) (22 Nov 2017)

Mick Wallace: ...us with western European countries I doubt any would be in as poor a place as we are. The burning of coal in Moneypoint should stop. The State should borrow in order to provide massive investment in solar, wind and water renewable power. Much like the housing crisis, the private sector will not fill that gap. The State has a significant responsibility to come up to the plate and it can...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Renewable Energy Generation (22 Nov 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...and exported onto the national grid. Renewable technologies supported under the REFIT schemes include onshore wind, hydro, biomass landfill gas, biomass combustion, biomass combined heat and power (CHP) and anaerobic digestion CHP. At present, neither ocean energy technologies nor solar photovoltaic (Solar PV), for electricity generation, are supported under any of these REFIT...

Community Energy (Co-ownership) Bill 2017: First Stage (21 Nov 2017)

Eamon Ryan: ...this direction. Every country is. Hardly any new generation using fossil fuel infrastructure is taking place in the EU. That day is gone. We need to get the changes and the delivery of the new renewable power supply right and avail of the fact that it is now cheaper and more competitive. We are in a different world than we were ten, 15 or 20 years ago, in that the cost of onshore...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Climate Change Issues: Discussion (14 Nov 2017)

Michael Fitzmaurice: ...there and then we will whip it back here in a boat. At the same time, let us be honest with people. Approximately €10 million is going to the car side of things and €7 million is provided for solar power, for making biomass plants, choosing to subsidise it or whatever will be done and for anaerobic digestion. We are talking about achieving something on one side while on...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Renewable Energy Incentives (14 Nov 2017)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: 390. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on whether the deployment of solar, anaerobic digestion and wind power are hampered by indications of a decision on a new support system from his Department which would make them viable. [47733/17]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Renewable Energy Generation (14 Nov 2017)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: 504. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to put in place new planning guidelines on the development of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind power and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47734/17]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Scheme (7 Nov 2017)

Peter Fitzpatrick: 967. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount that is paid per kilowatt per hour for solar power; if there is a tariff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45825/17]

National Planning Framework: Statements (26 Oct 2017)

Eamon Ryan: .... We have no offshore wind plan. We will probably have to hold back on onshore wind generation because we have lost public confidence to a certain extent but that should not stop us pushing a solar revolution, where nothing is happening. It should not stop us developing our offshore wind resources where there are huge possibilities and capabilities. It should not stop us developing...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Renewable Energy Generation (24 Oct 2017)

Mick Wallace: 312. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans for the State to directly supply infrastructure for renewable energies, namely solar, wind and wave and tidal power; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44832/17]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: National Planning Framework: Discussion (18 Oct 2017)

Grace O'Sullivan: .... I would like to start with my reaction to the draft plan as it stands. In terms of our climate obligations. we are an island nation, we have an abundance of wind and waves and we have solar potential. We are not giving enough attention to our potential to secure our country in terms of energy. We have the potential and we have to write what we are going to do to secure our energy...

Financial Resolutions 2018 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed) (12 Oct 2017)

Brian Stanley: ...on the roads. Home charging of electric vehicles will work best alongside micro-generation. However, micro-generation must be co-ordinated and driven by the State if people are to take it up. Be it through small-scale wind power, solar photovoltaic systems or something else, microgeneration gives households, farms, small businesses and public buildings the ability to produce their own...

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