Mulherin, Michelle

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht Debate

Electricity Generation and Export: Discussion (Continued)

I welcome the witnesses. I will be brief as it has been a lengthy meeting. Some interesting questions have been asked. This is a very important debate. The witnesses are representing energy com...More Button

I am from County Mayo and we have a lot of history with regard to energy. The first wind farm was at Bellacorick in 1992 and the Corrib gas project is in County Mayo. The county has the highest...More Button

As we try to navigate the future, there will be objections from every source. Some people campaign against fracking and others campaign against wind farms; I know of objections to bioenergy proj...More Button

I refer to REFIT and preferential payment for wind energy. It is more expensive to set up a wind farm, but the wind is free and the farms require only maintenance. It is agreed that energy secu...More Button

Perhaps we would not have had so many wars in the Middle East and so on if that had been done. However, that is history.More Button

Vice Chairman, I have been here from the beginning and other speakers were given ample time. I ask that he bear with me a little longer. My point is that we need new thinking on this issue, and e...More Button

Has Bord na Móna taken any action to seek derogations in respect of the public procurement process for the development of wind farms to ensure work for local people, at least in the construction ph...More Button

I conclude with a technical question. Reference was made to the use of AC power lines within wind farms. In regard to export potential, I understand it is a DC line that will take the current t...More Button

I must clarify that the amount set out in the draft scheme of development, which cannot be enacted because there is no statutory basis for it and it is unenforceable as a planning condition, is €2,...More Button

I asked a question about a converter station.More Button