People Power defeats EirGrid Power – Harkin

The power which communities working together could bring to bear on a threat to their well being was very effectively demonstrated in the decision of EirGrid to cancel the GridLink project. This was the reaction of Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she praised the efforts of the many groups which had come together at community […]

EirGrid’s decision to abandon Grid Link Project must lead to review of other projects – IFA

IFA’s Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has welcomed EirGrid’s decision not to develop the proposed project in the south east called Grid Link. He also called on EirGrid to review plans for similar projects in the north east and the west of Ireland.   Mr Kingston said, “Ireland’s economic recovery is more energy […]

Proposed ESB Bills Hike Must Be Rejected

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) to immediately withdraw its proposal to sanction an extra €1.8bn in spending increases for ESB and Eirgrid between 2016 and 2020. Deputy McGrath made his comments as fears are growing that if the proposal goes ahead it could add up to 5% […]

Government Can No Longer Claim That Pylon Project Is Due To EU Demands

Government Can No Longer Claim That Pylon Project Is Due To EU Demands As European Commission Announce Non Binding Renewable Energy Targets For 2030 – Jim Higgins MEP For Midlands-north-west Later this morning the Commission will publish its 2030 Energy Framework. Higgins confirmed that his sources within the Energy Commissioner’s cabinet have confirmed the accuracy […]

EU Commission Unable To Comment On Pylon Health Risks – Jim Higgins Midlands-North-West MEP

n a recent reply to Midlands-North-West MEP Jim Higgins, the Commission indicated that they could not guarantee that exposure to pylons does not pose adverse health effects.   “As far as I’m concerned if there’s even a shred of a doubt that pylons pose adverse health effects then the proposal should be immediately withdrawn.”   […]

EirGrid’s €3.2 billion Programme must be Independently Justified says Harkin

The suggestion by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton, that the cost of undergrounding cables in the planned EirGrid development would prevent more balanced regional development was the type of argument which raised questions about the honesty of those favouring over grounding of the various projects. This was stated by Marian Harkin […]