Category: Green Issues

  • World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour 2009 (Assembly)

    World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour 2009 (Assembly)

    Northern Ireland Assembly, Monday 16 March 2009, Private Members’ Business That this Assembly calls on the Assembly Commission and the Executive to support the World Wildlife Fund’s earth hour 2009 by switching off the lights in Parliament Buildings and all Government departmental buildings at an appropriate time on Saturday 28 March 2009.  Mr B Wilson: At first […]

  • Planning in Residential Areas (Assembly)

    Planning in Residential Areas (Assembly)

    Northern Ireland Assembly, Monday 23 September 2008, Private Members’ Business Mr B Wilson: During the debate, a number of Members referred to failures in the planning process. As far as North Down is concerned, the planning policies that were designed to protect our built environment have totally failed. For almost 30 years, I have sat in the North […]

  • Sustainable Energy (Assembly)

    Sustainable Energy (Assembly)

    Northern Ireland Assembly, Monday 13 May 2008 Mr B Wilson: I disagree with most of the views expressed by the Member who has just spoken. However, I welcome this debate and the opportunity to highlight the potential benefits that renewable energy can bring to Northern Ireland, including protection of our environment, job creation, and helping us […]

  • Windscale / Sellafield

    Windscale / Sellafield

    Northern Ireland Assembly, Monday 25 October 2007 Mr B Wilson: I welcome the motion. I have no problem in supporting it, given that opposition to nuclear power and the risks that it poses to human life and our environment is one reason that the Green Party came into power — I am sorry; I mean existence. [Laughter.] […]

  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Assembly)

    Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Assembly)

    NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY, Tuesday 2 October 2007, Private Members’ Business Mr B Wilson: That this Assembly recognises sustainable development, in general, and climate change, in particular, as central to its considerations in all relevant areas of government, including opportunities to use local economic and technological innovation strategies to place Northern Ireland at the forefront of the emerging green […]

  • Establishment of an Independent Environmental Protection Agency (Assembly)

    Establishment of an Independent Environmental Protection Agency (Assembly)

    Northern Ireland Assembly, Tuesday 25 September 2007 Mr B Wilson: I thank the Minister for her response. I welcome her commitment to the environment, and she made some positive points. However, I was disappointed that she could not go further and accept the case for an EPA. If she had even accepted that concept, I would […]