Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1994
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Regulatory Instruments>Auditing
Policy Target:
Description:The Annual Self-Audit and Statement of Energy Accounts Scheme is a voluntary agreement to which companies subscribe as a public commitment to good energy management practice. The Scheme, administered by Sustainable Energy Ireland, was established in 1994. Companies commit themselves to setting out an energy management policy, the core of which will be an annual internal audit of their energy performance, coupled with a public statement of energy accounts, including targets and plans for the coming year. The performance and targets set are recorded in the Schemes Annual report which also summarises the technical and organisational measures undertaken by firms to achieve their energy savings targets. The fourth annual report was launched in late 2001 and showed that the scheme accounted for over a third of the energy use in the industrial sector with a total energy spent in 2000 of approximately ?234 million. In 2000, the Self-Audit Scheme resulted in the reduction in CO2 of in excess of 124 000 tonnes, representing a cumulative energy saving of ?16 million.

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