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									Energy White Paper
       and
Renewable Energy


      Martin Finucane
          Principal Officer
 Sustainable and Renewable Energy
Energy Policy Strategic Goals

   Security of Supply

   Sustainability of Energy

   Competitiveness

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           Energy Drivers (1)
   Limited indigenous fossil resources
   Excellent renewable resources but limited hydro
   No significant electricity interconnection
   Island location
   High economic growth
   High population growth



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           Energy Drivers (2)
   Environmental issues-challenges and opportunities
   Non-nuclear policy
   Market changes
   Prolonged volatility in Gas & Oil prices
   Continued increase in global energy demand
   The need to ensure security of energy supply
   Potential for local development


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     Renewable Energy in
          Ireland
Three sectors:

 Electricity
 Transport Fuels
 Heat




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Primary Energy by Application




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Primary Energy by Sector




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      RE - EU Context (1)
 RES – E Directive
 Biofuels Directive
 CHP Directive
 Energy Performance in Buildings Directive
 Emissions Trading Directive




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      RE - EU Context (2)
 Commission’s Biomass Action Plan 2005
 Biofuels Communication 2006
 Renewable Heating and Cooling
 EU Renewable Energy Roadmap Jan 07
 Spring Council – 20% Renewable Energy
  by 2020
 New Renewable Directive end 2007

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    DCMNR 2006 Schemes
 €47m Greener Homes Scheme (SEI)
 €26m Bioheat Scheme (SEI)
 €11m CHP Scheme (SEI)
 €119m REFIT electricity support
 €200m Mineral Oil Tax Exemption
 €10m “Power of One” Energy Efficiency
  Campaign
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           Budget 2007
 €20m additional for Greener Homes (€47m)
 €4m additional for Bioheat (€26m)
 €8m Energy Crop Establishment scheme
 €6m Energy Crop payment Scheme
 €1.2m Biomass Machinery Grants
 Consultation on VRT and Motor Tax


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      White Paper RE Targets
   Electricity   15% by 2010
                  33% by 2020
   Heat           5% by 2010
                  12% by 2020
                  30% biomass co-firing by
                  2015 in peat stations
   Transport      5.75% by 2010
                       10% by 2020
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    Renewable Heat Programme
   €26m programme 2006 – 2010
   Builds on successful 2005 pilot programme
   Grants for commercial wood chip or pellet boilers
   Up to 30% grants depending on project and costs
   Programme expanded to include community and voluntary
    groups
   Almost 100 applications received to date
   Average grant €27k
   Sectors: manufacture, tourism, commercial, education,
    agriculture, leisure


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              CHP Deployment
                Programme
 €11m programme 2006 – 2010
 Aimed at all installations up to 1MW
 No limit on size for biomass CHP
 Up to 30% grants depending on project and costs
 18 applications received to date:
    – 14 for Capital Investment,
    – 4 for Feasibility Study.
   Sectors include Agriculture, Healthcare and Tourism.



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     Renewable Electricity –
       REFIT Programme
 Feed in Tariff, replaces previous competitive tendering
  AER support
 15 year support for projects
 Guaranteed prices for electricity produced
 Full annual indexation
 Support prices vary from €57 per MWh for large wind to
  €72 per MWh for Biomass electricity (2006 prices)




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    Renewable Transport Fuels
    MOT Relief Schemes I and II
 2005 pilot scheme: €6m over two years
 8 projects receiving excise relief
 2006 scheme: In excess of €200m over five
  years
 16 projects receiving excise relief
 Target of 2% market penetration by 2008


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    Renewable Transport Fuels
       Biofuels Obligation
 Announced 12th February
 5.75% target in 2009 and 10% in 2020
 Fuel supply companies required to ensure
  that biofuels represent a percentage of their
  fuel sales on an annual basis
 Preferred policy option for 9 other Member
  States
 Full public consultation late 2007

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    Greener Homes Scheme
 €47m Scheme over five years
 Launched March 2006
 Over 14,000 applications received
 Pellet boilers and stoves, solar and heat
  pumps included
 45% of applications are for biomass
  technologies
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    “Power of One” Campaign
 Building energy efficiency awareness
 Television, radio, press, cinema, and
  outdoor advertisements
 Dedicated website
 Press Campaign
 25,000 information packs
 “Power of One Street”

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    Department of Agriculture
            &Food
 €8m bioenergy establishment scheme 2007/9
 Energy crop payments: Additional €80 per hectare
  on top of current €45 payment. €6m available
  2007 – 2009.
 Biomass harvesting equipment: €1.2m in 2007 -
  Grants for the purchase of harvesters and chippers
  for forest biomass;
 On-farm investment scheme also provides funding
  for AD.


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    Bioenergy Action Plan (1)
•   Ministerial Group established july 2006
•   New targets for heat and co-firing with biomass
•   REFIT to support hybrid and waste to energy projects
•   Promote biofuels in Local Authority fleets
•   Promote biofuels in existing and new CIE buses
•   State’s largest buildings to convert to biomass heating,
    and biomass as norm for new public buildings




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    Bioenergy Action Plan (2)
• Renewables to be favoured in buildings being
    leased
•   Energy efficiency programme in public
    buildings
•   Renewable energy installer training
    programmes
•   Bioenergy Information promotion
•   Implement standards for wood chip and pellet
•   Increased R & D in Bioenergy


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             State Actions
 State to co-ordinate approach across sectors
  – develop market scale
 State to drive bioenergy and energy
  efficiency growth – lead by example
 Supports and market development must be
  viewed in cross sectoral and EU context.
 Outcomes vital across national sectors

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    Concerto II – SEI in Dundalk
 Within the energy part of FP6
 Moves from the traditional sectoral approach that
  advances individual technologies
 CONCERTO seeks to encourage initiatives in
  local communities
 Integrating renewable energy supply with energy
  efficiency and demand side measures


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Project Partners




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    Dundalk Sustainable Energy
              Zone
   The Mission…to effectively demonstrate and
    promote the range of technologies, techniques,
    policies and behaviours that will deliver a
    sustainable energy future for Ireland.

   The Targets…(by 2010)
    – 20% Renewable Heat
    – 20% Renewable Electricity
    – 40% greater Energy Efficiency in designated
      buildings
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               Concerto Aims
   Demonstration Integration of SEI Programmes
   Development of a sustainable community
   Platform for development by other stakeholders
   Study interaction between multi Agency initiatives
   Maximise benefits by co-operation at international
    as well as national and regional levels
   Inform and develop EU, national and regional
    policies

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    Concerto Work Programmes
   10 Demonstration packages
    –   District heating
    –   Wind Turbine
    –   Renewable street lighting
    –   Retrofit residential
    –   Retrofit non residential
    –   New eco-houses
    –   New eco-buildings
    –   Smart Metering
    –   Energy Bureau
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             Thank You



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