Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Michael Moynihan TD has said that the party’s latest policy paper on energy is timely and provides an excellent platform to discuss Ireland’s current position.
Deputy Moynihan commented: “Ireland is still excessively dependent on energy importation to power our homes and businesses. This is a precarious position that we find ourselves in given the changing energy environment globally.
“Moving towards a carbon neutral environment is a long-term goal that must be targeted to ensure future generations will be in a position to be energy self-sufficient.”
Fianna Fáil’s policy paper to deliver energy security for Ireland focuses on the following key areas:
- Examining the expansion of biomass
- Ensuring a balanced and secure energy mix
- Investment in retrofitting homes and businesses
- Reforming and empowering the Commission for Energy Regulation to reduce prices
- Planning infrastructure with community consensus
Deputy Moynihan added: “Our policy seeks to outline the actions necessary to put Ireland’s energy supply on a more balanced and cost effective footing while also ensuring that community concerns are addressed with regard to strategic infrastructure projects. I am inviting members of the public and interested parties to log on to www.fiannafail.ie/energypolicy and see the proposals in full for themselves.”