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Energy Efficiency

​​The Energy Efficiency and Affordability Division is responsible for drafting and implementing policy measures to help Ireland reach a target of a 20% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020. This represents a primary energy saving of 31,925GWh.  In order to implement these policies we work closely with SEAI and other state bodies.   

Our core functions are:

  1. To improve the energy efficiency of the economy – a more energy efficient economy means less reliance on imported fossil fuels used, supports domestic competitiveness and reduces Ireland's CO2 emissions;
  2. To reduce the number of households experiencing, or at risk of, energy poverty – alleviating the burden of energy poverty on such households will improve health outcomes, support domestic employment and lead to a more equitable society;