North-South Interconnector: Incessant doomsday claims by Establishment of lights going out in Northern Ireland exposed as fiction

Key Points:
– It has been claimed for the last 12 years that the lights will go out in NI unless the North-South Interconnector (NSI) is built as a matter of urgency.
– The 2018 annual electricity generation report just published by Eirgrid and SONI shows a remarkable turn-around from a significant power deficit to a significant power surplus situation in NI for the next 10 years, even in highest forecasted demand situations.
– This significantly undermines the doomsday scenario claims for the need for the NSI and raises serious questions around the public being misled and the veracity of evidence given at various planning hearings and judicial cases.
– The DCCAE and its new Minister needs to take action and review its policy of unwavering and unquestioning support for Eirgrid, especially in relation to the North-South interconnector. The corruption of democracy requires political action.

Continue November 29, 2018

Open Letter to Minister Naughten: North-South Interconnector dead unless its buried

Dear Minister Naughten,

Over 20 months ago a majority of elected representatives in both the Dáil and Seanad voted in favour of an independent study to properly evaluate the real impacts of the North-South interconnector on real people living in Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Armagh and Tyrone. After all, An Bord Pleanála itself conceded that there would be’ a significant impact on the amenity and enjoyment of c.600 properties falling within 500m of the development, with consequential long term, adverse effects for the individuals and families affected” for the Republic alone.

But you and your public servants decided to wilfully ignore the democratic process and instead doctored up a set of terms of reference for a study that expressly excluded either accepting or evaluating the massive negative impacts on real people

Continue October 7, 2018

Government and EirGrid crafted study fails the taxpayer yet again

The study proves that the N-S interconnector in its current form is dead and should be buried

Continue October 7, 2018

Compensation study a joke

A so called economic study that makes absolute statements on health risks is beyond any credibility

Continue October 7, 2018

EirGrid misleading docile DCCAE on critical technical matters related to the North-South Interconnector

Statements on reliability of undergrounding a classic example of managed propaganda

Continue August 5, 2018

Open Letter to Minister Naughten – North-South Interconnector shambles

Letter from Aimée Treacy, Chairperson, NEPPC

Continue August 5, 2018

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