Department of Energy & Climate Change
Very positive meeting with representatives from DECC in the Chamber HQ where we discussed the South Coast DMAP (outlining the proposed marine area for the fixed offshore windfarms), which is due out for public consultation in March and also the important role that Cork Harbour will play in the offshore renewal energy space. Cork Harbour is very fortunate to have key stakeholders within both the infrastructure and energy space already in place in the Harbour. The benefits within the sector for the consumer are monumental – Energy security, Energy affordability and employment along with community enhancement. Cobh and Harbour Chamber will continue to work closely with government, key stakeholders, businesses and the communities on behalf of Cobh and the lower Harbour.
President Toddy Stafford said, “This was a very informative and constructive meeting and I sincerely thank Jane Dooley and Mark Willis from DECC, Johanna and Adam from the Energy & Infrastructure Committee and Chamber members Mark O Reilly and David Hyde for all of their valued and knowledgeable contributions. I believe we can look forward with certainty to the delivery of the 2030 targets.”