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Consultation on the Introduction of a Renewable Heat Obligation

Organisation Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
Date 1st October 2021 05:00 PM (GMT)

Ireland currently has 6.3% of its heat sector demand met by renewable energy like biomass and biogas, which is the lowest percentage of any country in Europe and well below the European Union average of 22%.

While some progress is being made in terms of increasing renewable heat in Ireland, more will need to be done. The Climate Action Plan sets ambitious targets for heat pumps to heat our homes and businesses, and a renewable source of liquid and gaseous fuels will need to be established in Ireland for heating purposes, especially to decarbonise high temperature heat.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views from interested parties on the potential introduction of a new Renewable Heat Obligation.

This consultation will inform the decision on whether, and how, such an obligation should be implemented in Ireland in the coming years.

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