The objectives of the seminar were to engage interested individuals and community representatives in discussion on current and future energy policy in Ireland and help influence the shape of the White Paper on Energy currently being drafted. There was a clear point of view which came across during the day and that is, community ownership is key.
The Department of Energy is currently writing a White Paper on Future Energy Policy in Ireland. All of the speakers were keen the emphasis the need for an ambitious vision for Ireland’s Energy. The example of Denmark was given, where the country is aiming to be energy independent by 2030.
The event featured presentations from researchers, policy makers, and representatives from the local government as well as speakers on exemplar community energy initiatives and businesses in Ireland.
The event was recorded and new videos will be added as soon as they become available.
Errol Close – Assistant Principal Officer of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources speaking recently See video here