This project sets out how Dublin can achieve its carbon emission reduction targets to 2030 and 2050.
Codema is developing the Dublin Region Energy Master Plan, which will create evidence-based, realistic, and costed pathways for the Dublin region to achieve its carbon emission reduction targets to 2030 and 2050.
The scenario analyses will include all areas of energy use in the Dublin region, and will be evaluated based on the socio, economic and environmental impacts. The resulting scenarios will give local authority and regional level planners, architects, engineers and other policy-makers the tools to create effective, low carbon policies and make strategic decisions to influence the use of energy in Dublin.
The plan will focus on the areas where actions can be taken to introduce energy efficiency measures and reduce CO2 emissions, such as district energy systems and renewable energy technologies.
The Energy Masterplan will build on the energy areas identified in the Spatial Energy Demand Analyses (SEDAs) for the four Dublin local authority areas, and will suggest different scenarios of actions that could be taken to reduce emissions further.
The project, which is supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programme, will run for over two years.