Sustainable and Renewable Energy Division
New! European Commission has approved the extension of the backstop date for REFIT1 to 2027. Copy of State Aid Approval here.
Terms and Conditions of REFIT 1, REFIT 2 and REFIT 3 have been amended.
Minister Simon Coveney has launched the following report "Harnessing our Ocean Wealth" - An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland
See also Our Ocean Wealth video
The SEAI's Renewable Energy in Ireland Report 2011, published in July 2012. The report is available here.
The Strategy for Renewable Energy 2012-2020 published May 2012. The Strategy is available here
Straitéis D'Fhuinneamh in-Athnuaite 2012-2020
REFIT 2 scheme (onshore wind, hydro and biomass landfill gas) is now open. The Terms and Conditions of the scheme can be found here.
The European Union (Biofuel Sustainability Criteria) Regulations 2012 published
First report on the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) submitted to the European Commission
European Commission (12/1/12) signals its intention to grant state aid approval for REFIT 2 scheme (for onshore wind, small hydro and landfill gas)
Press Release 15th November 2011 - Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff for biomass technologies (REFIT 3)
Communiqué from the British Irish Summit June 2011
S.I. 147 of 2011 and S.I. 158 of 2012 on the Renewable Energy Directive published
Public Consultation on Strategic Environmental Assessment and Natura Impact Statement on Draft Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan
ELECTRICITY REGULATION ACT 1999 (PUBLIC SERVICE
OBLIGATIONS) (AMENDMENT) ORDER 2011 published updating the list of projects in the AER and REFIT schemes
· Ireland's National Renewable Energy Action Plan submitted to the European Commission (July 2010)
· National Biofuel Obligation Scheme came into effect on 1 July 2010
The key functions of DCENR's Renewable Energy Division are:
Renewable Energy Information
Detailed information on renewable energy can be found on the website of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI): http://www.seai.ie/Renewables/
Alternatively, please email SEAI on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 808 2100.
Corporate Governance Responsibilities
Renewable Energy Division has responsibility for the corporate governance of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is responsible for advising Government on policies and measures on sustainable and renewable energy (including energy efficiency), implementing programmes agreed by Government and stimulating sustainable energy policies and actions by public bodies, the business sector, local communities and individual consumers. SEAI’s responsibilities include the administration of grant schemes under the Energy themes of the Regional Operational Programmes 2007-2013. Such projects are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
SEAI was established under the Sustainable Energy Act, 2002, which is available here in MS Word format or pdf format .
For further information on Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the different programmes it operates, please see the SEAI website
Renewable Energy Development Group (REDG)
The Renewable Energy Development Group (REDG) is organised by DCENR and chaired by Sara White, Deputy Secretary General. It is a group of public and private sector stakeholders in the renewable energy sphere.