Jacob, Joe

Tuesday, 16 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 519 No. 2

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Priority Questions. - Nuclear Plants.

Leaving aside the matter of potential litigation which is the subject of another question, the most dramatic development relating to Sellafield has, of course, been the United Kingdom's nuclear instal...More Button

“Co-operation” was the word used by the Deputy. I appreciate greatly the co-operation and support I have received from the Members of this and the other House on this subject which has been used as a ...More Button

—and on which there is now consensus. As a result the campaign against Sellafield conducted by successive Ministers, not least my predecessor, Deputy Stagg, has been elevated to a new plane and there ...More Button

The Deputy and other colleagues in the House have exhorted the British Government and the UK nuclear industry to engage in clean- up operations, the substance of the contract in question. I will conti...More Button

Other Questions. - Local Energy Management Agencies.

At present there are 12 local energy management agencies in existence. Nine of them are located in the Republic and three are located in Northern Ireland.More Button

The local energy agencies are meritorious and useful. The reason we are endeavouring to encourage them is to ensure that the impetus at local level is maintained and increased throughout the country. ...More Button

Funding is available under the EU SAVE programme. The local energy management agencies which have been set up thus far have portrayed the usefulness of the agencies. That indicates the good work bein...More Button

Other Questions. - Electricity Generation.

Previous studies have shown that the economics of using rapid rotation forestry for electricity generation are extremely poor, rendering the cost of such electricity very high. The Renewable Energy St...More Button

The Minister for the Environment and Local Government, Deputy Dempsey, will soon publish his paper on the abatement strategy. That is expected to complement the Green Paper published some time ago, th...More Button

My understanding of the situation is the same as that outlined by Deputy Stagg. Other countries which have studied this issue have arrived at the same conclusions. The matter referred to by Deputy Yat...More Button

Written Answers. - Electricity Generation.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 63 and 79 together. I favour the promotion and development of renewable, sustainable and alternative forms of energy which can play a key role in meeting our commitmen...More Button

Written Answers. - Nuclear Plants.

I refer the Deputy to my reply to a priority question on 29 March 2000, when I said that the Attorney General is currently examining the prospects for litigation against Sellafield following the publi...More Button

My Department and the RPII had received a preliminary report from the UK Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, concerning an incident at the Wylfa nuclear power plant which resulted in the closure last ...More Button

Written Answers. - Electricity Generation.

I refer the Deputy to my previous reply of 10 May 2000. The position remains unchanged.More Button

The position in regard to energy supply is not as dramatic as the question implies. The key objectives of energy policy are to ensure environmentally sustainable energy production and consumption, dev...More Button

Written Answers. - Nuclear Plants.

As the Deputy will be aware, the ‘Dispatches' programme on Channel 4 on 13 April last suggested there was significant involvement by BNFL in determining the treatment of correspondence from a Member o...More Button


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