MaREI researcher Dr Hannah Daly at ERI, University College Cork has become a regular writer for a column called “In a time of climate crisis” for the Irish Times. In this week’s column, she writes ‘Natural gas is a bridge to nowhere’.
Preventing climate breakdown requires an urgent end to the fossil fuel era. State agencies tasked with operating and regulating our energy infrastructure have ethical and legal obligations to wind down fossil fuel consumption in line with climate obligations.
The good news is that solutions to transition to a zero-carbon energy system — renewables and energy demand reduction — are largely already mature and can address energy security and affordability challenges in tandem.
Read the full article in the Irish Times here.
The State cannot develop a credible energy security plan without taking legally-binding carbon budgets into account.
And the solutions – renewables and energy demand reduction – can be win-win for energy security and affordability.
— Hannah Daly (@HannahEDaly) November 3, 2022