Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2001
Date Ended:2005
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Buildings, Building Type, Industry, Industrial subsectors, Cross-industry
Agency:Irish Energy CentreSustainable Energy Ireland
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Green Paper on Sustainable Energy commissioned a report from Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) to examine the status of combined heat and power (CHP) in light of market liberalisation, technology advances, new fuel sources, extension of the gas grid and financial incentives. This strategy allocates 0.25 Mt CO2 per year saving from the use of CHP by the year 2010. This equates approximately to the installation of an additional 250 Mwe of CHP plant, a tripling of current capacity. The report " An Examination of the Future Potential of CHP in Ireland" was presented to the Minister of State in December 2001 and was subsequently put out to public consultation through February 2002.

Climate Change Description:

The report "An examination of the future potential of CHP in Ireland" was commissioned by the government in the Green Paper on Sustainable Energy and was carried out by the Irish Energy Centre. It examines the status of CHP in the current Irish market, its potential for growth, the barriers to that growth, and possible measures that might assist CHP achieve the target laid out in the National Climate Change Strategy (a reduction of 0.25Mt of CO2 by 2010). This report was presented to the Minister of State at the Department of Public Enterprise on 6 December 2001 and was then opened for public consultation.

This record is superseded by:CHP Deployment Programme

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