Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Policy Support
Agency:Irish Energy Centre
Energy Efficiency Description:

The legislation to establish the Irish Energy Centre as an independent statutory body proposed a framework for energy efficiency in Ireland and envisaged a major role for the Irish Energy Centre in implementing the government’s strategy on sustainable and renewable energy, particularly in helping Ireland meet its obligations under Kyoto. Legislation entitled The Sustainable Energy Act, 2002 was passed by the Lower House in February 2002 to provide for the establishment of the Centre on a statutory basis with a new title Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and a working title of Sustainable Energy Ireland. The new Authority was established on 1 May 2002. Importantly it gives the new Authority the independence and resources to fulfil its mandate under the Green Paper, the National Climate Change Strategy and the National Development Plan.

Climate Change Description:

The Green Paper on Sustainable Energy, published in September 1999, outlined a new and increased role for the Irish Energy Centre in implementing government policy on energy efficiency and renewable energy. This would involve the centre becoming an independent statutory body under the aegis of the Minister for Public Enterprise. A bill to effect this transition was approved by the government for formal drafting in July 2000. This legislation is a natural progression in the development of the centre which will ultimately become the primary implementing agency in the governments strategy on climate change and the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. An interim board was appointed in December 2000 to oversee the centres transition.

This record is superseded by:Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI)

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