Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (385)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

385. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when he plans to conduct a full review of energy security here; if this will include a new energy White Paper; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40881/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I have recently advised the House that I plan to conduct a review of energy security. This review will include consideration of the security of energy supply to Ireland's households and businesses as we transition to a low carbon economy, which will also address what fossil fuels are required, and how they are sourced, during that transition. There are no plans, at this time, to develop a new energy white paper. The Climate Action Plan, launched in June, sets out an ambitious course of action over the coming years to address climate disruption, including actions in the energy sector in relation to the further development of renewable energy technologies, in a pathway that would be consistent with a net zero carbon economy by 2050.