Despite huge opposition families set to be paid to sell electricity back to the grid

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Today, after a long & winding journey, the Government approved a micro-generation scheme to pay the public for excess electricity that they produce and export onto the electricity grid.   This new scheme will allow families, farmers and businesses to install solar panels and small turbines to meet their own needs and to receive a payment for any excess that …

Budget 2022 is about energy and Government has failed to address costs

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

The single biggest inflationary pressure on our economic recovery is energy costs. Gas prices projected to rise by up to another 50% over the coming months and then settle at a rate about 10% higher than current prices in the second half of next year which will have a significant knock on impact on electricity prices. Electricity prices have already …

14 energy efficiency projects approved across County Roscommon & East Galway – Naughten

In East Galway, Energy, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding under the Community Energy Grant Scheme for 14 different projects for energy efficiency upgrades to local homes, businesses and community buildings across East Galway and County Roscommon. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), have awarded grants to projects in Ballaghaderreen, Ballinasloe, Castlerea, Dunmore, Glenamaddy, Roscommon & Monksland as well …

Plans to address broadband bottlenecks mothballed since project started – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Mobile Phone & Broadband Taskforce, established to address key bottlenecks in the delivery of vital broadband infrastructure across the country, has failed to meet since the contract with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) was signed in November 2019. This, in part, has contributed to the significant delays in the project delivery, claims Denis Naughten TD. “Based on current estimates from …

New law will allow us to tap into massive ocean energy potential – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has pointed out that the recently published Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021, set to be debated in Dáil Éireann this autumn, will allow the country to generate enough electricity to not only meet Ireland’s needs but also the electricity needs of France and Austria as well. “Ireland has a sea area of 900,000 square kilometres, 10 times as big …

Regional Independents to seek Dail approval for carbon budgets and separate targets for agriculture – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Regional Independent TDs will table changes to the Climate Bill that will require Dáil approval of all carbon budgets as well as a separate emission target for agriculture to ensure it does not become the scapegoat for failures in other Government Departments. “We do not want to undermine the overall objective behind the Climate Bill, but we believe the …

€176m of electricity charges to be demolished as Minister leaves future of Midland plants to ESB – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said that he is disappointed with the “hands off” approach being taken by the Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan to the potential future use of the two midland peat power stations at Lanesboro and Shannonbridge. Deputy Naughten made his comments after questioning the Minister in the Dáil last night where Minister Ryan stated that the ESB …

Blended is the future for remote working, but public service must be open to innovation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has warmly welcomed the publication of the Government’s Remote Working Strategy but has warned it is doomed to failure unless there is a more open attitude to innovation within the public service. “I believe that blended working, involving remote hubs both within the public service and in society as a whole, will be key to the uptake …

€6m for local projects to help replace Bord na Mona jobs – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of just over €6m for 11 local projects across County Roscommon and East Galway and adjoining towns which, along with a further €9.4m in region-wide projects, will help to support local job creation. The funding under the Just Transition Fund is to help support local job creation as a result of the …