Advocacy Groups Release Legal Resource for Fighting Fossil Fuel Projects
New toolkit helps clarify EU legislation to challenge exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons
Brussels—Food & Water Europe – with the pro bono support of The Good Lobby – has released today the 1st guide through the jungle of European environmental legislation for activists and non-governmental organisations that oppose fossil fuel projects.
The Hydrocarbons Toolkit provides legal arguments for activists in the European Union (EU) against the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in general (and shale gas/oil, tight gas/oil and coal-bed methane in particular) by referring to relevant articles of existing and binding EU law. It explains in accessible language the most relevant directives and regulations that are applicable to the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons.
FRACOPOLY BOOK LAUNCH – DUBLIN TUESDAY 13 JUNE
Fracking Free Ireland did visit the launch of the Fracopoly book in Enniskillen. It was nice to meet (again) campaigners from Food and Water Europe and got updated about the campaign in the US. (Love Leitrim and FFAN (Fermanagh fracking awareness network did give an overview of the campaign) Continue reading
Solar Photovoltaic panels and Power Diverter: electricity and hot water all in one!
Still no feed in tarif for solar energy (electricity) – no grants on Solar Photovoltaic panels The public is investing in clean energy. The Government should encourage this and divest from fossil fuels or imported LNG (fracked gas from the US)
No tor Fracking – Yes to Solar.
Why the State should follow Trinity’s lead on fossil fuel investment
As Trinity divests itself from fossil fuels, they are leading the way for the rest of the country
18:20 19 Dec 2016
Kieran Cuddihy18:20 Monday 19 December 2016
Last week, Trinity College Dublin announced that it had decided to sell off all of its investments in companies whose primary business is the extraction of fossil fuels.
This is no small amount of money. Trinity’s endowment fund dates back 200 years, and currently has €6 million tied up with oil companies.