Bord Na Móna Midlands Transition Ideas ''Built On Sand''

SIPTU energy organiser Willie Noone thinks the plans for the midlands aren't enough.

SIPTU says Bord na Móna's 'brown to green' transtion plans are built on sand.

It was announced yesterday the company it's going to redeploy 200 staff as part of its decarbonisation.

It says it's done a deal with ESB to continue to supply peat to its two midlands power stations until the end of next year. 

Energy organiser with SIPTU trade union, Willie Noone, feels Bord na Móna is going about the just transition all wrong:


He believes there's no guarantee that any worker in the midlands will benefit from the rehabilitation of bogs - as the money set aside will not specifically be spent on Bord Na Móna sites.

The Government announced a €5 million for bog resortation in last week's Budget.

Mr. Noone says that assurances on job security to workers have not been strong enough:


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