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Energy and food should be our top priorities

THOSE who will provide the energy-saving technologies and strategies for the future ought to be facilitated in every way throughout our education system. Our young scientists ought to be challenging us with their proposals.

We have dispersed communities and some commuters are paying €120 weekly for petrol.

We all urgently need to become energy-efficient. Ireland is ‘last house on the street’ in a system of supply dependent on fossil fuel.

In our domestic lives we must try to produce some of our own food, lessen heat loss from homes, explore auxiliary solar water-heating and, wherever it is viable, use wind energy and other means to reduce the draw from our fossil fuel-reliant energy grid.

Our politicians urgently need to legislate against avoidable energy waste by enabling rapid development of efficient public transport and high-speed broadband for business.

Efficient use of energy and securing future food supply must become our top priorities now.

Tom Ryan

The Forts

Dún Bleisce

Doon

Co Limerick


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