Ireland recently decided against a proposal to allow a LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility to be built in the Shannon estuary. This estuary is located in Western Ireland near Limerick.
The proposal was rejected primarily because it went against the country’s current climate policy which is to reduce dependence on natural gas.
A research fellow from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Jonathan Stern, in a recent article suggested “Ireland is “probably the first” country to deny an LNG facility based “on climate, as opposed to local environmental opposition.”
Ireland is leading with this decision. What other countries will follow?