The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is seeking the views of interested parties on the design and implementation of a programme – the Energy Demand Reduction Target (EDRT) – which would involve the promotion of energy end-use efficiency and energy services by energy distributors, distribution system operators and/or retail energy sales companies.
The energy services undertaken as part of such programmes typically include:
- Installing energy efficiency measures (e.g. attic or cavity wall insulation) for households
- Promoting energy efficient appliances and equipment to households and businesses, through discounts, rebates, special offers or other incentives
- Promoting and providing energy audits to businesses
The EDRT programme has the potential to significantly reduce energy costs and related greenhouse gas emissions whilst creating employment and developing a market for energy services in Ireland.