McGlone Welcomes Climate Change Legislation in North

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has welcomed the Climate Change Bill for Northern Ireland passing its final stage in the Assembly this week. “I’m very relieved that the legislative process on climate change has come to a conclusion. Everyone accepts the need to help address the need for action on climate change and … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Climate Change Legislation in North

McGlone Welcomes Assembly Support for Fracking Ban

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the Assembly’s support for a ban on onshore fracking in the North. Although the second stage of the Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill was agreed on Tuesday it is unlikely to make it into law before the end of the current Assembly term. Speaking after the debate … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Assembly Support for Fracking Ban

AQO 2702/17-22 – Banning the sale of gas boilers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy whether he intends to introduce legislation to ban the sale of gas boilers for home heating from 2035, similar to that published by the British Government on 19th October 2021. Minister for the Economy: I am pleased that our local businesses are open … Continue reading AQO 2702/17-22 – Banning the sale of gas boilers

AQW 13426/17-22 – Ministerial Electric Vehicles

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what proportion of the vehicles used by their Department on official business are electric vehicles. First Minister and deputy First Minister: The Executive Office has four vehicles which were purchased in 2014. None of these vehicles are electric. When the vehicles … Continue reading AQW 13426/17-22 – Ministerial Electric Vehicles

AQW 11715/17-22 – Hydrogen economy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to support the Northern Ireland hydrogen economy. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Hydrogen policy lies within the remit of the Department of Economy. Nevertheless, having recently met with a number of stakeholders and … Continue reading AQW 11715/17-22 – Hydrogen economy

McGlone Welcomes Assembly Debate on Banning Onshore Petroleum Licencing

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed an Assembly debate on the banning of onshore exploration for, drilling for and extraction of hydrocarbons in Northern Ireland. Speaking ahead of the debate, Mr McGlone said, "The future is one of a decarbonised energy system. This Assembly debate is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Assembly Debate on Banning Onshore Petroleum Licencing

McGlone: Unity of Purpose Needed to Combat Climate Crisis

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said that in the absence of a functioning NI Executive, government Departments must demonstrate unity of purpose with the public to combat the growing climate crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking following the launch of the System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI) five-year strategy to transform … Continue reading McGlone: Unity of Purpose Needed to Combat Climate Crisis

McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has said there is growing concern over the potential impact of the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal will have on local farmers and the environment. The SDLP party spokesperson on farming and agriculture was speaking after the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, faced questions in the Dáil about … Continue reading McGlone: Concerns over Impact of proposed EU-Mercosur Deal on Farming and Environment