Bringing fracked gas into North Kerry would be a backward step.
That’s according to the Green Party, which was speaking about a potential source of gas for a proposed LNG terminal on the Tarbert-Ballylongford landbank.
The government has until today to remove the proposed scheme from a list of European projects, which are intended to help the EU achieve its energy policy and climate objectives.
The government says the Shannon Liquified Natural Gas project has been designated a Project of Common Interest on three previous lists, including the current one.
The government has until today to remove the project from this list.
The Green Party in Kerry claims that, if the market is flooded with cheap fracked gas, it will take longer to get renewable energy projects off the ground due to a disadvantaged business case.
It adds the proposal to bring fracked gas from the US through a Shannon LNG facility in North Kerry is a backward move.
The same sentiment was echoed by An Taisce; it says opening a terminal to facilitate the import of fracked gas defies all logic, considering Ireland has introduced a domestic ban on gas fracking.