|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction|
|Agency:||Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources|
Ireland has submmitted a national energy efficiency action plan to the EC in accordance with the 2006 EU energy end-use efficiency and energy services directive. Under this plan, the government commits to increasing energy efficiency by 20% by 2020, with public sector efficiency to increase by 33%. Key measures include: - guidelines for "green public procurement" in the public sector - the purchase of only energy-efficient lighting by all public bodies from the end of 2007 - all street and traffic lights to be energy efficient - an energy ratings system to apply to all public buildings from 2008 - the publication of an annual report, "Energy Efficiency in Ireland" to monitor progress in implementation of the plan. Other areas covered in the report: include businesses, residential homes, transport, research and development and cross-sectoral measures, including taxation. Ireland has revised and updated the action plan submitted to the EU in 2007 in accordance with the Energy Services Directive. This revised document was published on 8 May 2009.
|Related policies:||Home Energy Saving Scheme|
|This record is superseded by:||National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2009 - 2020|
Last modified: Mon, 12 May 2014 16:19:21 CEST