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Sinn Féin is planning for Irelands future energy needs - Stanley

13 December, 2016 - by Brian Stanley TD

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley met with the Assembly Minister for Infrastructure Chris

Hazzard today to discuss and plan the future of Irelands energy, infrastructural needs and potential employment opportunities across the island.

Deputy Stanley said:

“In an economically uncertain post-brexit future it is crucial that Ireland plans its Energy needs on an All-Island basis”

“There is an untapped potential to develop our green economy. Micro energy generation and energy efficiency upgrades of homes have the potential to create thousands of jobs in Ireland.”

“Ireland has signed up to numerous commitments around renewable energy development and limiting greenhouse gas emissions but we have already begun to fall behind.”

“It is crucial that these commitments are met going forward or Ireland will face severe financial penalties that will be to the detriment of the entire island.”

“Sinn Féin is developing an All-Ireland energy document to address these issues and plan strategically for the renewable energy development that will be required in the future.”

“Last week in the Dáil I called for a ‘step change’ in how the government in the South deals with Irelands energy needs.”

“Additionally the environmental impacts of fossil fuels do not stop at the border. Sinn Fein has been working tirelessly to halt the development of the fracking industry North and South and I commend the work of our Sinn Féin team in Stormont who have prevented this damaging process from taking place."

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