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Cork and Belfast have agreed to close the island’s main coal mine – a move that could see a dramatic drop in the price of imported coal.
A joint statement issued on Monday by the National Coal Council and the Ulster Coal Association (UCNA) said “it is time to reassess Northern Ireland’s energy and environmen온라인 카지노 사이트tal future and move toward a low carbon economy.”
The move is a significant shift from last year when it was hoped that closing the Dungiven Dunes mine would allow Ireland to reduce emissions in its economy. That proposal has been put on hold pending discussions with the EU about the future of the Dungiven Basin in Northern Ireland’s east.
The statement also warned that the Dungiven Dunes mine could result in “significant impact on coal, gas and oil transport in Northern Ireland and, eventually, the whole of Europe.”
It said, “In addition, the coal and natural gas export industry represents a significant component of Northern Ireland’s economy. It brings in over €200 million and accounts for some 80 per cent of UK’s GDP.”
“These measures will put significant financial pressure on the government and, therefore, the need to find alternative energy sources in Northern Ireland is greater than ever.”
The joint statement also said: “The combined impact of a continued high electricity prices and an increase in coal and gas emissions in Northern Ireland is likely to have significant financial impact on the government of Northern Ireland. These concerns can only be alleviated through a review of Northern Ireland’s energy future in light of these issues.”
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It also acknowledged the fact that it would take time to implement the plan.
“The Irish government has an ambitious plan to implement a carbon tax but there are significant financial and legislative challenges ahead of this,” it said.
“The transition between the past and future, with the removal of subsidies in the past and increased tax revenue in the future, can only be made at a time of increased emissions of CO2 and climate change, and we need a climate deal by the year’s end.”
The statement added: “The Dungiven Dunes project is an issue that needs further thought. Its closure now means a majo일산출장샵r economic impact on the province’s economy and its environmental sustainability. It is also likely to have a substantial carbon impact on nearby areas such a