Coordinated approach needed to remove fossil fuels - Boylan
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Sinn Féin’s Energy, Environment & Climate Change spokesperson, Cathal Boylan MLA has called for a ‘sustained and coordinated action’ to move away from environmentally devastating fossil fuels to increase the use of renewable energy.
Speaking in Dublin at the launch of Sinn Féin’s policy ‘Powering Ireland 2030’ document, the Newry/Armagh MLA said:
“Ireland needs ambitious, sustained and coordinated action to accelerate the transition away from environmentally devastating fossil fuels to a society based on renewable energy.
“The ‘Powering Ireland 2030’ outlines Sinn Féin’s vision of how Ireland can transition from being fossil fuel dependant to relying on renewable energy.
“Sinn Féin’s priority is to ensure that Ireland is sustainable and secure and energy in Ireland is affordable for all. No one in our society should be struggling to heat their homes.
“Our vision for Ireland can be achieved by redirecting public, semi-state and private investment into developing and deploying a new energy mix.
“There is a need for increased support for householders, communities, farmers and small businesses with a broader range of grants and supports to both reduce and produce the energy we need.
“Ireland faces many threats, including that of Climate Change, three extreme weather events have hit Ireland this year already. These had the potential to cause serious harm or death.
“Government must work with business to lead the way, be ambitious and proactive in transitioning to renewable energy generation and developing on advanced energy storage systems for everyone on this island."