The SEAI Public Sector Programme supports the Irish public sector achieve a national energy efficiency target of 33% by 2020. A 2030 target is being developed. There are 350 public bodies, from small offices, 3rd level, hospitals, charities, local authorities, transport, up to large semi state companies. It also includes 3800 schools.
SEAI offers a number of supports, from energy management, to training, networking, innovative capital grants for project development and implementation, and more recently deeper coordination supports at technology and sectoral levels to develop a national project pipeline. Public bodies must report to SEAI annually on their energy performance. They do this on an online system called Monitoring and Reporting (M&R). Over 95% of public bodies reported last year and 62% of schools. This data forms the basis of targets on government departments and their aegis public bodies. The data is being used to develop the project pipeline, identify the gap to target in organisations and planning the projects to close the gap. Collectively the programme supports the implementation of the National Public Sector Energy Efficiency Strategy.
Ryan Alan, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI)
The International Energy Agency’s fourth annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday 24 June.
Irish Prime Minister, Mr Leo Varadkar, will open the invitation-only event, which will feature ministers, CEOs and heads of international organisations.
Building on the success of previous events, we expect high-level participants from more than 50 countries. The conference will be an opportunity to develop global understanding of energy efficiency’s key role in the transformation of the global energy system and the key policy options available to governments.
A particular focus will be the impact of digitalisation on energy efficiency, and the lessons learned from leaders around the world.
The third annual conference, held in Paris in October 2018, featured a long list of dignitaries including energy ministers from Finland, Estonia and Japan, the CEOs of Schneider Electric and Scania, as well as leading figures from international organisations and NGOs.
More information about the 4th annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency will be made available in the coming weeks.
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