Monthly Archives: March 2007

Ireland’s Energy Policy 2007

Energy White Paper

Minister Noel Dempsey and his team can take credit for a number of desirable initiatives announced in the Energy White Paper and for having the courage to shake things up…just a little.

Welcome plans for reform of Ireland’s electricity market should reduce the ESB’s dominance. The creation of an all-island energy market and stronger links to the UK should offer cost savings and a more secure supply.

The need for radical action is compelling. Ireland has now the highest industrial electricity costs in the EU, after Italy, and the quality of Ireland’s energy infrastructure is near the … Continue reading...