Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Business of Seanad
I have notice from Senator Ulick Burke that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to take action to prevent the planning permissions of many wind farms from expiring owing to, in almost all cases, delays in grid connection offers; the proposals, if any, he has to deal with these cases; and if he will convey his intentions to all local planning authorities given the potential loss of capacity of renewable energy to be generated at these sites.
I regret I have had to rule this matter out of order because the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has no official responsibility in this matter.