Open Letter to the Irish Govt from Environmental and Conservation Groups in the USA

August 13, 2018
Subject: Ireland’s peat power stations must be shut down, not gradually converted to biomass

As conservation and environmental justice organizations in the United States, we are deeply concerned about plans by Irish companies, ESB and Bord na Móna, to co-fire increasing amounts of wood pellets in the three remaining peat power stations and to convert them to burn 100% biomass by 2030 (1). Wood pellets from forests and pine plantations in the Southern US are the most likely biomass source for any industrial-scale co-firing and future power station conversions in Ireland. Continue reading “Open Letter to the Irish Govt from Environmental and Conservation Groups in the USA”