To: The government

Stop using turf to generate electricity

Stop using turf to generate electricity. Use those sublidies to accelerate other environmentally good systems.

Why is this important?

Close down the peat fired electricity generator in Edenderry. It is not viable without enormous subsidies, burning turf is more polluting than coal, if they substitute wood chips when they phase out turf there is not enough in Ireland and there is some nonsense about importing it from the US, and wood chips are only marginally less polluting.
We would reduce our emissions by 10% if we closed these plants.
In 20 years what will we be talking about? It will be why nobody did anything meaningful about preventing climate change.


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