Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (403)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

403. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if there is a monitoring system for the carbon control strategy which applies to all buildings in the State portfolio. [5443/14]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department is responsible for co-ordinating the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan which commits all organisations in the public sector to achieving a 33% energy savings target by 2020. To achieve this target, my Department works with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the Office of Public Works to develop, enhance and embed good energy management practices in the public sector. Performance against this target is regularly monitored by my Department and I will be publishing an update to the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan in Quarter 2 of 2014.

There is also an obligation on all public sector organisations to report annually on their energy consumption. I intend to publish an updated report on energy use in the public sector shortly.