Campaigning for Renewable Energy in Northern Ireland – with Declan Allison

While I am staying in Northern Ireland, I’m keen to profile as many of the key environmental and sustainability groups here as I can. When I assisted with the Feed the 5000 event in Belfast, I found out that FoE NI was one of the organisers. And when I checked out on the internet what is happening here in Northern Ireland with regard to protecting the country from environmentally damaging energy extraction, FoE NI again came back as a major player, a group that is assisting communities to defend themselves against hydraulic fracturing for gas (fracking).

FoE NI is an active grassroots group campaigning on a wide range of issues from transport, to creating wildflower meadows, to campaigning for more renewable energy generation. It is also part of an international organisation that is based in around 70 countries. In preparing for this show, I’ve discovered that there is also a Friends of the Earth New Zealand. Unfortunately it does not have an active website.

For this show, recorded on the 28th October 2016, I met with Declan Allison, Campaigner, with FoE NI to ask him about energy generation and use in Northern Ireland. In this show I find out about the potential for renewable generation in Northern Ireland, as well as what FoE NI are doing to help Northern Ireland to transition to a 100% renewable energy province.

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This show was originally broadcast on the 17th November 2016 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.

Declan Allison, Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland.

Declan Allison, Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland.


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