The risk of SERIOUSLY BAD ADVICE to our government is real, regarding energy needs. On the Environment Committee yesterday we heard from Mr Goulding of the International Energy Agency – a body set up in 1974 to advise governments in the midst of an oil crisis! They’re still ‘advising’ governments in the midst of climate crisis! So how do they handle the contradiction? And in whose interests?
Tag: Energy Bill
While disappointed that my amendments didn’t succeed in changing the new Energy Bill, I am happy that we made some progress on challenging the corporate bias in state agencies like the SEAI (Sustainable energy Agency). The new bill states that people with experience in the fight against climate change and the environment will be sought for board vacancies. I understand there are two vacancies coming up and I would urge all interested from the “Environmental pillar” to apply and see if we can put climate and other environmental issues into the heart of this important state agency.Read more »