Dáil Éireann - Volume 388 - 18 April, 1989
Written Answers. - Energy Needs.
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
 15. Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Energy if, following the rationalisation which has taken place in recent years in semi-State energy companies, he proposes to have prepared and published a White Paper on Ireland's energy needs and our capacity to supply, from national resources, a portion of those needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Energy (Mr. Smith) Minister for Energy (Mr. Smith)
Minister for Energy (Mr. Smith): The Government is keenly aware of the role that energy plays in our economy and society. It remains the policy of this Government that energy be obtained at the minimum cost consistent with security of supply considerations.
A clear statement of energy policy was set out in the recently published National Development Plan 1989-1993. The importance of the further development of indigenous fuels was a key feature of the energy element of the plan.
Dáil Éireann 388 Written Answers. Energy Needs.