MEP Midlands North West

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Renewable Energies
Fine Gael’s Colm Markey has said that investing in Irish ports can help reduce emissions, foster job creation, and drive down electricity costs for consumers. The Midlands-North-West MEP added that billions could be generated for the Irish economy through the development of offshore wind facilities. MEP Markey has welcomed the European Parliament’s call on Wednesday...
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A European Union-wide cap on electricity prices and major reform of the EU’s electricity market is urgently required to address soaring bills according to Fine Gael’s Colm Markey. The Midlands-North-West MEP said the current system is not fit for purpose as currently, wholesale electricity prices are linked to the price of gas. That’s despite only...
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The massive opportunity for offshore renewable projects in Ireland could be lost due to delays in the planning process according to Fine Gael’s Colm Markey, who has described An Bord Pleanála as ‘not fit for purpose’. The Midlands-North-West MEP was reacting to concerns raised by a number of industry exerts that the system is not...
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Wind is both Ireland’s largest and cheapest renewable electricity resource. The Irish government has a target of 5GW of installed offshore wind generation by 2030 in its Programme for Government in addition to a subsequent target of 30GW of floating wind energy. If we can handle this transition successfully, it would be the remote, rural...
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