Concerns over European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, letter to Minister Simon Coveney

Dear Minister Coveney I am writing to highlight to you issues raised at a meeting in Clonakilty earlier this month. As I understand it the issue detailed below, and in the attached letter, was raised at the meeting by both the EU Commission and our representatives on the Shadow Monitoring Committee for the Operational Programme […]

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Pitfalls and potentials: the role of bioenergy in the EU climate and energy policy post 2020

European Governments are increasingly relying on bioenergy as a cheap way to meet targets for renewable energy. Bioenergy represented 62% of EU’s renewable energy use in 2012. But new evidence on the real climate impacts and other environmental and social impacts of bioenergy has made its use increasingly controversial. Sustainable bioenergy has a role to […]

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Submission on Local and Community Development

The Environmental Pillar made a submission on the draft Framework Policy for Community Development. [button href=”” title=”Title” target=”blank” shape=”square, rounded, pill” size=”mini, small, regular, large, x-large, jumbo”  icon_only=”true” info=”popover, tooltip” info_place=”top, right, bottom, left” info_trigger=”hover, click, focus” info_content=”This content will only show up if you have decided to show a popover.”] Click here to view […]

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Response to draft EPA regulation, compliance and enforcement documents

The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Draft Better Regulation and Draft Compliance and Enforcement Documents. Click the button below to see the response document. [gap size="1.313em"][button shape="rounded" size="regular" float="none" info="popover" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" href="" title="Click to see the full Environmental Pillar response"]Response document[/button] Read more »