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de Brún welcomes DETI commitment to Renewable Energy

24 April, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has welcomed the commitment by Arlene Foster to pursue higher levels of energy generation form renewable sources   Speaking today Ms de Brún said:   “Ireland is one of the best placed countries in Europe to take advantage of renewable energy and it is vitally important that we embrace the opportunity to use renewable energy if we are to reduce our over-reliance on fossil fuels.   “I had previously written to the Minister, Arlene Foster, on this issue and I am glad to see her announcement today to pursue higher levels of energy from renewable sources  

“Departments across the Executive must maximise EU funding to support the development of a green economy through renewables and other clean technologies.

I would appeal to business and the Assembly to put the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation at the heart of developing our economy in the time ahead, making the most of the opportunities available."

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