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For Written Answer on : 07/02/2024
Question Number(s): 32 Question Reference(s): 5071/24
Department: Environment, Climate and Communications
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for the Environment; Climate and Communications if EU Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion and use of energy from renewable sources applies in full at present in Ireland; if so, to list the State agencies to which the Directive applies; the way that the Directive has been amended in the meantime; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


Directive (EU) 2009/28/EC has been repealed under Article 37 of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 and does not, therefore, apply in full in Ireland at present. Directive (EU) 2018/2001 was, in turn, amended by Directive (EU) 2023/2413. Directive (EU) 2018/2001 has been substantially transposed by way of S.I. 350 of 2022, with all remaining elements expected to be transposed this year.

Due to the recent adoption of Directive (EU) 2023/2413, analysis is ongoing as to the full suite of actions required by the various state agencies. However, Ireland’s draft NECP, submitted December 2023, outlines the framework within which Ireland and its state agencies will deliver on, inter alia, our renewable energy targets.

Directive (EU) 2023/2413 has transposition deadlines of end June 2024 and May 2025.