Renewable Energy Consultation Process
In December 2003 the Minister for Communications Marine and Natural Resources, Dermot Ahern, T.D., launched a consultation process on the renewable energy sector with the publication of the consultation document “Options for Future Renewable Energy Policy, Targets and
The purpose of the review is to stimulate debate in developing future renewable energy policy in Ireland. The review focuses on setting new targets for renewables for the period 2005 to 2010 and beyond to 2020 - the target to 2010 will at the very least meet the target of 13.2% of electricity consumption from renewable energy sources set for Ireland in the EC Directive on the promotion of new and renewable sources in the internal electricity market (2001/77/EC).
Other key issues which will be covered by the review include policy goals, barriers to renewable energy sourced electricity/heat deployment, market support mechanisms and other requirements under the EC Directive referred to above.
46 submissions on the review were received from the public. These are currently being analysed with the technical assistance of Sustainable Energy Ireland. After an assessment period, the Department will formulate a new renewable support policy which will then be submitted to Government for approval.
Links to the consultation documents and submissions
; Options for Future Renewable Energy Policy, Targets and Programmes
; Submission (1 – Part 1) (Win-Zip file)
; Submission (1 – Part 2) (Win-Zip file)
; Submissions (2 – 10) (Win-zip file)
; Submissions (11 – 20) (Win-zip file)
; Submissions (21 – 30) (Win-zip file)
; Submissions (31 – 40) (Win-zip file)
; Submissions (41 – 46) (Win-zip file)
Further information available from Michael J Purcell, Renewable Energy
Division. Tel + 353 1 6783213.