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/ Ireland to ban fracking

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icnoble on 26 Jul 2017
jkarran - on 26 Jul 2017
In reply to icnoble:

> Think of all that fossil fuel which will be used to transport gas from the USA to Ireland.

Think of the possibility and now the incentive for a small non-nuclear nation eschewing the quick fix beneath its feet to go fully renewable... With the island of Ireland's sea-lochs and deeply incised coasts it has significant potential for tidal energy and their Atlantic coast has huge wind and wave potential plus two 500MW HVDC links in place across the Irish Sea already.
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blurty - on 29 Jul 2017
In reply to jkarran:

Nice dream,; I think batteries will need to come on a bit to make it a reality though

That said I've heard Gaelectric are trying to get a compressed air energy storage scheme off the ground up near the border. The scheme is subsidy heavy at the moment and doesn't seem to be getting NTMA support though.
Billhook - on 29 Jul 2017
In reply to icnoble:

Forgive me if I'm wrong but doesn't the geology of Ireland preclude the need to frack as they don't have any shale oil deposits anyway?
GarethSL on 30 Jul 2017
In reply to Dave Perry:

Well they do, but the bigger issue lies with depth of resources to ground water.

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