Seanad debates

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security: Motion


11:00 am

Photo of Donie CassidyDonie Cassidy (Fianna Fail)
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I move:

(1) That a Select Committee, consisting of four members of Seanad Éireann, be joined with a Select Committee to be appointed by Dáil Éireann to form the Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security to consider, inter alia:

medium and long-term climate change targets and the key measures needed to meet those targets;

the role of the agriculture sector in providing bio-fuel and biomass crops and consequential implications;

the levels of power supply which can be generated from renewables or other new power supplies;

the projected energy demand from transport and the implications for energy security and emissions targets;

such other matters as may be referred to it from time to time by both Houses of the Oireachtas

and to report thereon to both Houses of the Oireachtas in advance of the conclusion of the post-Kyoto negotiations by the United Nations Framework Committee on Climate Change, UNFCCC, and the associated EU 2020 burden sharing process.

(2) The Joint Committee shall have the powers defined in Standing Orders 70(1) to (9) inclusive.

(3) The quorum of the Joint Committee shall be five, of whom at least one shall be a Member of Dáil Éireann and one a Member of Seanad Éireann.

Question put and agreed to.