The 2016 Programme for Government recognises that Ireland's long-term interests are best supported by further decreasing our dependence on foreign fossil fuels through the continued development of indigenous renewable energy. To support the delivery of this ambition, the new RESS is being designed to contribute to Ireland's 2020 renewable electricity targets and to deliver Ireland's renewable energy ambitions out to 2030.
The Public consultation on the development and design of a new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), sought submissions on specific questions relating to the design principles and structure of the new RESS. These included models and pathways to deliver increased community and citizen participation in renewable electricity projects.
The deadline for submissions closed at 4pm on Friday 10 November 2017.
Responses to this consultation were subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014. Confidential or commercially sensitive information should have been clearly identified in your submission, however parties should also note that any or all responses to the consultation were subject in their entirety to the provisions of the FOI Acts and may be published on the website of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.