Boylan welcomes renewables report
Sinn Féin Environment Spokesperson Cathal Boylan MLA has
today welcomed the publication of new data revealing that low carbon and renewable
energy production is out performing fossil fuel production for the first time.
The Newry and Armagh MLA commented: “I welcome the publication of the data collected by Dr Iain Staffell, it shows that positive steps are being taken to move towards a low carbon and ultimately a carbon free society.
“However we cannot rest on the positives of the data, but
ask what more can be done to ensure that we meet our European Renewable Energy
Targets and commitments under the Paris Agreements.
“Renewable energy production from wind is continuing to grow and outperform the production capabilities of fossil fuels such as coal. It is therefore essential that there is a continued effort to develop and expand our renewable energy portfolio to further decrease our reliance on coal.”