Bioenergy has historically been the largest contributor to Irish renewable energy through heat generation. It is expected to continue to play a significant role in further displacing fossil fuels, especially in the larger heat users in the commercial and industrial sector.
The Draft Bioenergy Plan was published by the Department in 2014. The draft Plan recognises that meeting the demand for biomass from indigenous sources could deliver significant economic and employment benefits.
View more information on the Draft Bioenergy Plan (PDF 3MB)