8 Oct 2019, 12.26
The Joint Committee on Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, to examine the impact of fracked gas on the climate, and related matters.
In addition, the impact on Irelands climate goals should we facilitate the importation of fracked gas from North America into Ireland, will be discussed.
The importation of liquid natural gas (LNG) will be discussed with the following witnesses; Dublin City University (DCU), Safety Before LNG, FrackAction, Cornell University and MaREI Centre.
In advance of the meeting, Committee Chair, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said: “The report of the Joint Committee on Climate Action, responding to the Citizen's Assembly report on climate change, which we launched earlier this year marked a new era for climate policy in Ireland.
“As a country we have international climate commitments, and with a view to becoming a leader in tackling climate change globally, our ongoing work is very important.
“With this in mind, discussions with Wednesday’s witnesses regarding liquefied natural gas, LNG, is an important issue as we need to provide security of supply for gas while we transition to a network largely based on renewable sources”, added Deputy Naughton TD.
The meeting will start at 2pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. Watch live here
Learn about the Committee’s recent reports, statements and membership here
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