Hazardous chemical being used in Irish forests needs to be phased out 

Ian Carey News, Press Releases, Submissions

The Environmental Pillar are calling for an end to the use of the hazardous chemical Cypermethrin in Irish forests. This chemical which kills insects is being used in significant quantities over a large area of land, some 50,000 ha, in an attempt to protect the non-native spruce and pine from pests. The Environmental Pillar believe the use of this highly …

Ian CareyHazardous chemical being used in Irish forests needs to be phased out 

Pitfalls and potentials: the role of bioenergy in the EU climate and energy policy post 2020

Ian Carey Submissions

European Governments are increasingly relying on bioenergy as a cheap way to meet targets for renewable energy. Bioenergy represented 62% of EU’s renewable energy use in 2012. But new evidence on the real climate impacts and other environmental and social impacts of bioenergy has made its use increasingly controversial. Sustainable bioenergy has a role to play in Europe’s transition to …

Ian CareyPitfalls and potentials: the role of bioenergy in the EU climate and energy policy post 2020

Submission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on GHG Mitigation

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Follow the link below to download the the submission from the Environmental Pillar, 23rd March 2015, to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s discussion document on the potential for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation within the Agriculture and Forestry Sector.

Ian CareySubmission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on GHG Mitigation

Submission to the Public Consultation on the Regional Waste Management Plan

Ian Carey News, Submissions

The Submission by the Environmental Pillar to the Public Consultation on the Regional Waste Management Plan was sent to each of the regional Waste Authorities in January 2015. The Resource Efficiency Working Group prepared the submission which details 15 recommendations including parameters for creating an effective database, appropriate waste prevention targets per capita per year along with economic instruments to …

Ian CareySubmission to the Public Consultation on the Regional Waste Management Plan

Submission to Affordable Energy Consultation

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Fuel poverty is a question of the thermal efficiency of housing. In a market, generally the most inefficient housing will be occupied by those with the least purchasing power; whether as house-owners or as tenants. This is the case in Ireland. Therefore eliminating fuel poverty will require the thermal upgrade of the vast bulk of the current housing stock. Analysis …

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Statement on an EU Legally Binding Agreement on Forestry

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The Environmental Pillar calls on the Irish Government to actively seek the completion of the EU Legally Binding Agreement on Forests (LBA). Sustainably managed natural and semi-natural forests are an infinitely renewable resource and deserve to be granted the highest priority in this LBA.

Ian CareyStatement on an EU Legally Binding Agreement on Forestry

Environmental Pillar call for Department of Transport to prioritise rail as a way to address climate change

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The Environmental Pillar is calling on the Department of Transport to prioritise Ireland’s rail services as a way to address climate change. This comes on the back of a consultation document on transport investment, prepared by the Department, which discusses cutting rail services and ignores government commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Pillar, which represents 28 environmental NGOs, is …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar call for Department of Transport to prioritise rail as a way to address climate change