Today we launch a bill to keep Ireland LNG Free!!
Following on from Minister Eamon Ryan’s moratorium last May on LNG Developments, the Green Party today launched a Bill to deny planning permission for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) infrastructure. Building large LNG infrastructure would lock us into a fossil fuel energy model for decades to come. We need to become less reliant on fossil fuels and more reliant on renewables. Not only because of the climate emergency, carbon emissions fines from the EU and to create green jobs. But also so we have control as a country of our fuel costs instead of having to deal with erratic hikes due to global fossil fuel issues outside of our control.
Thanks to my colleague Neasa Hourigan TD for progressing our work today with her work on this bill and with the @notherenotanywhereNHNA group on drafting of same.
Large international fossil fuel companies will continue to seek ways to sidestep and undermine our national efforts for a fossil free future unless we ensure lock tight legislation is put in place and this is what we are working to do with this bill.
The above photo is of myself and Eamon Ryan and Clare activists holding up the Keep it in the Ground Banner at the Cliffs of Moher
Grassroots activism that is now bearing fruit.
A copy of the bill can be found here https://www.greenparty.ie/…/02/Final-LNG-Bill-Feb22.pdf