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Leitrim climate economist admits hard decisions ahead as country moves away from fossil fuels

Sep 30, 2021 17:09 By Shannonside News
Leitrim climate economist admits hard decisions ahead as country moves away from fossil fuels Leitrim climate economist admits hard decisions ahead as country moves away from fossil fuels
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The government says it is unlikely we will face a winter of brownouts due to issues at power stations.

A Leitrim climate economist admits that there will be many tough choices to be made as the country moves away from its dependence on fossil fuels to power the nation.

A report from EirGrid published this week said the country could be hit with electricity issues over the winter due to a lack of supply.

The government is now looking at buying back up generators and managing demands from large companies to avoid outages.

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However, it is thought unlikely that the now closed Lough Ree Power station in Lanesboro will be considered as part of any solution to an electricity shortage.

Ciaran Nevin feels there needs to be greater awareness and information for people to accept the inevitable hard choices in the decarbonisation process ahead:

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You can hear the full interview with Ciaran here:

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