The consultation exercise on the Energy Efficiency Directive was carried out by DCENR in November 2013.
The Energy Efficiency Directive translates elements of the European Efficiency Plan into binding measures on Member States, including an annual rate of renovation for central Government buildings of 3%; an inventory of central Government buildings with a total useful floor area over certain thresholds; an obligation on public bodies to procure products, services and buildings with high energy efficient performance; obligations on industry relating to energy audits and energy management systems and a common framework for national energy savings obligation schemes equivalent to annual energy savings of 1.5% of energy sales.
This consultation should be read in conjunction with the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP II), which provides a more detailed explanation of specific policy actions that are mentioned in this document. The NEEAP II also provides more detail on the national 2020 energy efficiency target and its calculation methodology.
This consultation aims to inform stakeholders including public sector organisations, energy suppliers, industry bodies, final energy users and other interested parties of the steps Ireland is considering in order to transpose and implement the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) (the Directive). The consultation focuses on the key articles of the Directive, which will have a substantive impact on energy efficiency in Ireland. This document does not definitively identify Ireland’s position in respect of these articles but is intended to stimulate input and comment on what is the best implementation strategy for Ireland.
Submissions should be received by close of business on Wednesday 13 November 2013. Consultation now CLOSED.