2018-12-19
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/28881-ireland-divestment-350-org-fossil-fuels-state-fund-renewable-energy

Irish Parliament Votes to Ditch All Oil, Coal and Gas Assets

Irish Cliffs of Moher (Image: Pixabay)Irish Cliffs of Moher (Image: Pixabay)
Irish State Fund will withdraw from all business with fossil fuel companies

Official Press Release 350.org:

Irish parliament makes history with vote to divest country fully from fossil fuels

Ireland today becomes the first country in the world to have voted to fully divest itself from the fossil fuel companies responsible for the climate crisis.

Friends, I’m writing this with a Guinness clutched in one hand, because today the government of Ireland gave us big reason to celebrate: it became the first nation on earth committing to divest fully from fossil fuel companies. The bill is expected to become law by the end of this year, and Ireland’s €8bn sovereign fund will start ditching all its oil, coal and gas assets. Irish activists have done amazing work to make this happen—I’ve watched with awe as activists from environmental groups and the Catholic social justice movement have transformed the debate in the... ... More: Official Press Release 350.org

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