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Community Energy Policy Position Paper A joint report by 20 groups on a new approach to renewable energy generation, distribution and energy efficiency

Issued on: 03 July 2014

Community Energy Policy Position Paper

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Summary

‘Community Energy Policy Position Paper’ launched today outlines a new approach to renewable energy generation, distribution and energy efficiency. The report, prepared by 18 groups working in the energy and community sector highlights the very significant barriers to the development of community owned renewable energy projects in Ireland, and makes recommendations to Government to make it possible for communities and individuals to get involved in renewable energy in Ireland. Minister Rabbitte aspires to create 'energy citizens' in the Green Paper on Energy Policy, but gives no indication how he will do this. This report details how communities and local people can play an active role in renewable energy generation and energy policy.

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