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White Paper on Energy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 21 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Questions (585)

Seán Sherlock


585. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the intended date of publication of the first annual update of the energy White Paper, as undertaken at paragraph 14 thereof; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8221/17]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Energy White Paper – Ireland's Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future 2015-2030 – sets out a vision and a framework to guide Irish energy policy and the actions that Government intends to take in the energy sector from now up to 2030, aimed at transforming Ireland's fossil-fuel based energy sector into a clean, low carbon system by 2050.

In accordance with the Energy White Paper, my department will publish an annual update on the progress of the actions taken so far. This is to ensure that our long term energy policy is transparent, robust and coherent. I intend the first annual update to be published in the first quarter of this year.