Dublin City Sustainable Energy Action Plan

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In 2005 Dublin’s energy agency Codema, on behalf of Dublin City Council, began the process to develop the Dublin City Sustainable Energy Action Plan.  Dublin City Council has taken the initiative to produce the Action Plan in order to reduce Dublin’s carbon footprint by 20 per cent by 2020 and to become an energy-smart and efficient city. 

The Action Plan analyses the City’s current energy and carbon dioxide emissions, and Codema calculates that Dublin City currently emits 5 million tonnes of CO2 each year.  The Action Plan sets out and evaluates how we can reduce energy consumption in areas such as planning, transport, residential and commercial buildings, while incorporating the use of renewable energy.

The Dublin City Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2010–2020 was compiled by Codema in association with a Dublin City Council Steering Committee. The first draft of the Action Plan was agreed by the Environment & Engineering SPC on the May 2009.  It was noted by Dublin City Council in their June, 2009 meeting, which approved initiation of the public consultation process that began in March 2010 and ran for a period of six weeks.

Submissions received were taken into account in the development of the current Action Plan, along with the recommendations from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the EPA. The final draft was approved by the Environment & Engineering SPC  in November 2010 and by Dublin City Council in their December 2010 meeting. 

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