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Irelands National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP)

​Article 4 of Directive 2009/28/EC on renewable energy requires each Member State to adopt a national renewable energy action plan (NREAP) to be submitted to the European Commission.

The NREAP sets out the Member State’s national targets for the share of energy from renewable sources to be consumed in transport, electricity and heating and cooling in 2020, and demonstrates how the Member State will meet its overall national target established under the Directive.

View more information on The National Renewable Energy Action Plan (PDF 1MB).submitted to the European Commission in July 2010

The links to all EU Member States’ NREAPs are available on the Europa website.


Member States are also required to submit a report on progress to the European Commission every two years with the final report to be submitted by 31 December 2021.

To date Ireland has submitted four reports:

  • The first Progress Report was submitted in January 2012 here,
  • The second report was submitted in February 2014 and can be found here.
  • Third Report was submitted in April 2016 and can be found here.
  • The fourth​ and most recent report was submitted in February 2018.