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Ireland’s DCCAE publishes RHI consultation document following Element Energy analysis

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Under the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive, Ireland is committed to ensure that by 2020, 12% of its heating demand will come from renewable energy sources. As part of this, the Irish Government plans to introduce a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to promote the deployment of a range of renewable heating technologies including heat pumps, biomass heating and solar thermal.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) has commissioned Element Energy to undertake the study An economic analysis for an RHI for Ireland. As part of this ongoing study, Element Energy and partners Frontier Economics have developed a range of design options for the RHI and quantified the likely uptake of renewable heat and the associated cost to the government under each option. The study will make recommendations on the preferred design for the scheme. Following Element Energy’s advice to date, DCCAE released in late January a “Design Options and Implementation” consultation document, inviting submissions from interested parties.

The consultation document is available at this link. For further information, please contact Sam Foster at sam.foster@element-energy.co.uk.

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