Geothermal Energy Legislation
01/09/2010 Proposed new Geothermal Energy Development Bill
In July 2010, the Government gave its approval for the submission of a draft general scheme for a Geothermal Energy Development Bill to the Office of the Attorney General for detailed drafting and to the publication of both the general scheme and the Regulatory Impact Assessment. Both these documents are now vailable at the links below:
The Geothermal Energy Bill is currently being drafted.
Additional information on Renewable Energy sources is available from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland http://www.seai.ie/ and from the Department's Renewable Energy Division.
25/11/2009 Workshop Held on Exploration Licencing
The following are papers from a workshop held in Dublin in 2009:
A national consultation exercise on geothermal energy was undertaken in 2008.
The full content of all submissions (in random order and with only minor typographical errors corrected) can be viewed below.
REVIEW OF ALL RESPONSES RECEIVED TO THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON GEOTHERMAL ENERGY IN IRELAND (3rd June 18th August) 2008