This section includes useful information and documents on energy related issues, including:
- briefing notes
- BusinessEurope documentation
- other relevant information
The way forward for Irish energy - recommmendations for policymakers
08/06/2016 - Key business climate and energy policy priorities
Presentations from energy efficiency event - are you missing out on the chance to cut energy use and save money?
16/02/2016 - Presentations from Ibec energy efficiency investment event
Policy brief: European climate policy and the Paris deal
30/11/2015 - Policy brief: European climate policy and the Paris deal
High hopes for agreement in Paris at COP21: An Irish business perspective
26/11/2015 - High hopes for agreement in Paris at COP21: An Irish business perspective
Policy brief: What does Energy Union mean for Irish business?
17/11/2015 - Policy brief: What does Energy Union mean for Irish business?
Presentations, Ibec energy event, 22 April 2015
23/04/2015 - Presentations from the Ibec energy event, "What do changing climate and energy policies mean for retail energy prices?"
Policy brief: Ireland's electricity market re-design
22/04/2015 - Policy brief: Ireland's electricity market re-design
DCENR/SEAI informal industry consultation on Part 3 of S.I. 426/2014 derived from Article 8, Energy Efficiency Directive
16/01/2015 - Ibec response to DCENR/SEAI informal industry consultation on the National Registration Scheme for Auditors and the rules surrounding internal audits
Presentations - energy audit briefing
17/12/2014 - Presentations from getting organised for the energy auditing requirement of the Energy Efficiency Regulation
Ibec submission to the proposed PSO 2014/15
04/07/2014 - There seems to be a growing inequity in the allocation of the levy across the 3 profiles of end-users. We ask the CER to consider the effect of shifting an ever-greater proportion of PSO costs from domestic users onto large industry
Presentations - Ibec Energy Event, 12 June 2014
12/06/2014 - Presentations from Ibec energy costs event on 12 June, 2014.
Ibec submission - Built Environment Sectoral Roadmap consultation
21/05/2014 - The submission underlines the need for flexibility to respond to evolving climate and energy policies and notes some concerns about the financing of proposed measures.
Flash Summary of the General Scheme (Heads) of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill
24/04/2014 - Minister Hogan lauched a draft climate Bill on 23 April 2014. Ibec cautiously welcomed the proposed legislation, pointing to the need to design flexible and effiicient GHG reduction policies that promote rather than damage the economy.
Ibec submission - Energy and Environment Aid Guidelines
14/02/2014 - The submission to DG COMP of the European Commission asks that Energy and Environment aid guidelines avoid being overly prescriptive...
Ibec submission - Consultation on a 2050 Low-Carbon Roadmap - Transport
07/02/2014 - Response of Ibec's Climate Change Working Group to the Low Carbon Roadmap for Transport.
Energy prices and costs in Europe
23/01/2014 - The European Commission's report examines the drivers of energy prices and costs in the EU, and holds that rising energy prices are mainly because of taxes, levies and higher network costs.
European Commission 2030 climate and energy goals
22/01/2014 - Proposal includes a binding 40% greenhouse gas reduction target, a binding renewable energy target of 27% at the EU level and deferring decison making on energy efficiency until the review of the Energy Efficiency Direcitve is complete
Ibec submission - Consultation on 2050 Low-Carbon Roadmaps - Electricity Generation Sector
30/12/2013 - The draft heads of Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill introduced the concept of national and sectoral roadmaps. This submission makes recommendations for the electricity generation sector.
Ibec submission - DCENR Renewable Export Policy and Development Framework
22/11/2013 - The submission welcomes the commercial opportunities it could bring to our members, plus the indirect benefits related to job creation, reinforced security of supply and the potential for a reinvigorated domestic industry...
Ibec submission - Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive
15/11/2013 - Ibec's submission to the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive in Ireland.
Summary of Member State responses to the 2030 framework on
14/10/2013 - This document summarises the official responses received by the Commission to the 2030 green paper on a climate and energy framework.
A Guide to the Energy Efficiency Directive, National Energy Efficiency Action Plan and PAYS
14/08/2013 - A short summary of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan.
Ibec response to the proposed PSO decision paper
05/07/2013 - Ibec response to the proposed PSO decision paper.
Ibec submission - European Commission's Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies
02/07/2013 - A response to the European Commission's green paper, with recommendations relating to targets, instruments, competitiveness and security of supply and capacity aspects....