Wednesday 29 November 2006

Micro-Renewables Consultation Paper

In view of the Government's commitments to limiting the increase in greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Agreement and to increasing the percentage of energy generated from renewable sources, the Department of the Environment has carried out research into the planning implications of renewable technologies. As a result of this research, the Department has prepared the a consultation paper which sets outs the main technologies involved and planning issues arising, and contains details of proposed exemptions and conditions under the Planning Regulations.

The link to this paper is:$FILE/Micro-Renewables%20Consultation%20Paper%20-%20Final%20Copy%206%20Nov%202006.pdf

A short consultation process has been carried out to obtain the views of interested parties. Thsi closed on Friday 24 November, 2006 .

Any queries on the paper may be raised with either Una McCafferkey at 01-888 2895, e-mail:, or Fergus Doyle at 01-888 2823, e-mail:

Brendan Buck

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