On air now

Sundays With Declan Pierce

4 PM-7 PM

Do You Know Where Your Electri...

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Do You Know Where Your Electricity Comes From?

TodayFM
TodayFM

5:37 PM - 21 Jan 2019

Listen to this episode



Have you ever wondered where your electricity comes from?

Much of Ireland's electricity is in fact still produced using coal, some of which comes from Colombia.

Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History and Latin American Studies at Salem University, spoke earlier today at the first of Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan's series of lunchtime lectures, 'Climate Change: The Whole Picture'.

She spoke about the human rights violations endured by coal miners in La Guajira, Colombia, and why we should be concerned about it.

It was recently reported that the ESB's Moneypoint power plant in Co. Clare imports millions of tons of coal every year from the Cerrejón mine in La Guajira. It is one of the world's largest open coal mines, owned by three of the world's largest mining multinationals, and operating in one of the poorest and most marginalised regions.

Aviva discussed this issue on The Last Word, and also gave her take on the current immigration debate in the United States, which she deals with in her book "They Take Our Jobs!": And 20 Other Myths About Immigration

To catch the full chat press the play button on the image on the top of the screen


Related Podcasts

Mario meets Ken Doherty!

00:34:30

Mario meets Ken Doherty!

Mario's Sunday Roast

00:34:30


The Story Behind the Song: “Yo...

00:12:18

The Story Behind the Song: “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse

Mario's Sunday Roast

00:12:18


Fair City at 30, Misophonia an...

00:23:25

Fair City at 30, Misophonia and TV Punditry on Today’s Roast Panel!

Mario's Sunday Roast

00:23:25


Is Shared Mobility The Way To...

00:10:37

Is Shared Mobility The Way To Tackle Carbon Emissions?

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:10:37

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Sundays With Declan Pierce

Sundays With Declan Pierce

4 PM-7 PM

Share

Up next

Ed's Songs of Praise

Ed's Songs of Praise

7 PM-10 PM

Share

The Beat Goes on with Kelly-An...

The Beat Goes on with Kelly-Anne Byrne

10 PM-1 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast with Paula Mac...

Early Breakfast with Paula MacSweeney

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on