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Sustainable Energy Action Plan (Completed)

Sustainable Energy Action Plan (Completed)


To assist the Dublin Local Authorities with the preparation of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).

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Dublin City SEAP 2010-2020

The Dublin City Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2010-2020 was approved at a Dublin City Council meeting on 6th December 2010. The Action Plan was compiled by Codema in association with a Dublin City Council Steering Committee chaired by the Assistant City Manager Seamus Lyons. Dublin City Council took the initiative to produce the Action Plan in order to reduce Dublin’s carbon footprint by 20 per cent by 2020 and to become an energy-smart and efficient city. The Action Plan analyses the City’s current energy and carbon dioxide emissions, and Codema calculates that Dublin City currently emits 5 million tonnes of CO₂ each year. The Action Plan sets out and evaluates how we can reduce energy consumption in areas such as planning, transport, residential and commercial buildings, while incorporating the use of renewable energy.

A Monitoring and Progress Report was produced by Codema in 2014, which showed that the city’s energy consumption fell by approximately 36 per cent in the five-year period from 2006 – 2011, with the recession cited as a major factor for this reduction. The report also analysed the energy ratings of almost 60,000 homes and applied the results to the total Dublin city housing stock.

South Dublin Sustainable Energy Action Plan May 2013

On Monday 13th May 2013, the elected members of South Dublin County Council approved the South Dublin Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP). The South Dublin SEAP has been prepared as part of the Council’s participation in the EU Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) funded Leadership for Energy Action and Planning (LEAP) project.

Covenant of Mayors

Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council are signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, which is an initiative of the European Commission that brings together Mayors from across Europe, in a shared, voluntary commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by a minimum target of 20% by 2020.

It reinforced the commitment to achieve the principles of best energy policy and to go beyond the EU targets of a 20 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. A key deliverable as a signatory city to the Covenant of Mayors is the creation of this Sustainable Energy Action Plan, to be reviewed every two years.

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