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Energy Policy & Planning

Energy Policy & Planning

Description

Codema has a wide range of expertise in the areas of energy planning and policy. We collaborate closely with the planning departments of the Dublin Local Authorities, providing energy and carbon assessments on the Councils’ Development Plans as well as strategic, local level energy planning and mapping.

We are currently developing the Dublin Regional Energy Masterplan, which will be the first of its kind in Europe. The plan is creating cost-optimised, spatially-possible and technically-feasible pathways for Dublin to achieve EU climate and energy targets to be carbon-neutral by 2050 and will guide us in the creation of the Dublin Transition Roadmap.

We have led the first project to create spatially-led energy demand maps for the entire Dublin Region, which involved establishing new methodologies to map local energy demand and matching this to the best resources in order to identify the most sustainable solutions.

These Spatial Energy Demand Analyses highlighted (among others) the potential for district heating in the Dublin region, the locations in Dublin that need urgent action in order to alleviate fuel poverty and the huge number of rented dwellings that are deemed “energy poor”. This methodology was then adopted across all Dublin municipal planning departments, resulting in new local energy policy.

We also participate in national and EU energy and climate consultations and we advise the four Dublin local authorities on the latest changes in EU and national policy and legislation

Our full range of services in the area of Energy Planning and Policy include:

You can read our latest submissions to various consultations here.