Tag archive of Incinerator

Dáil Debate on Poolbeg Incinerator
Solar Energy Vs. Fossil Fuel

Yesterday in the Dáil I raised the issue of the ongoing uncertainty in relation to the Poolbeg Incinerator in a topical issue debate with the Minister for Environment as the contract expired on the 31st August 2012. On 29th February 2012 Dublin Local Authorities and Covanta reached agreement on revised commercial arrangements for the Poolbeg Incinerator with a final extension to the end of August. We were told at the time that this would be the

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Time to Exercise Break Clause in Poolbeg Incinerator Contract
Poolbeg-Dublin

The time has come for Dublin City Council to exercise the break clause in the contract for the Poolbeg Incinerator with Covanta. It is time for the City Manager to bring this long running charade to an end. It has cost the taxpayer over €80 million over more than a decade, and we can no longer afford this unnecessary white elephant. When the deadline of February 29th passed, council management stated that the final extension was to allow regulatory

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Topical Debate: Poolbeg Incinerator
Solar Energy Vs. Fossil Fuel

It is 15 years since the incinerator at Poolbeg was first proposed – this saga has run on for the same amount of time as the Mahon Tribunal. The contract which was in review stage was to expire at the end of February, but a further extension was given until the 31st of August. Over €80 million has already been spent on a project that as proposed is way too big for our waste market – that’s over €5 million a year. Dublin City Council plans

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Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Poolbeg Incinerator
Solar Energy Vs. Fossil Fuel

I very much welcome the Bill. The plastic bags issue has been covered extensively. I welcome the flexibility being given to the Minister to increase the charge as needs be because there has been a move back to using plastic bags. The levy has been effective in reducing usage, but we need to go a step further. A levy could also be used to deal with the problem of chewing gum which is a blight on cities throughout the country. Deputy Brian Stanley

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