Improving Ireland's energy efficiency is a fundamental part of Ireland's energy policy. In 2009 Ireland set a national target for 2020 to improve its energy efficiency by 20%. This requires energy savings of 31,925 GWh. The public sector has a more challenging target of improving its own energy efficiency by 33% by 2020. The will contribute to the national effort. It will also play a leadership role for the private sector to follow
Article 24 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to submit a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) every three years. Ireland's 4th NEEAP was produced in early 2017. It provides a comprehensive overview on
- The progress made towards the above targets
- The measures in place to ensure the targets are met.
- The strategies and policies in place across the residential, commercial, transport and public sector.
These measures have already helped Ireland achieve 12% of its national target. This will carry us towards our target for 2020.
Article 4 of the Directive requires Member States to submit a Long Term strategy for mobilising investment in the National Building Stock in conjunction with its NEEAP. Ireland's successor Long Term Renovation Strategy (2017-2020) was furnished to the EU Commission and made available online in December 2017.
National Energy Efficiency Action Plan documents
NEEAP 4.pdf Ireland's fourth National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
NEEAP 3.pdf Ireland's third National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
NEEAP 2.pdf Ireland's second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
NEEAP 1.pdf Ireland's first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan