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Enabling ESCO – Ireland

What can be done to encourage ESCO take-up in an early stage market? ManagEnergy asks Stjohn O’Connor from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in Ireland. Stjohn O’Connor, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland Ireland has an underdeveloped market for ESCOs generally. Within the public sector there has been relatively few… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor

What can be done to encourage ESCO take-up in an early stage market? ManagEnergy asks Miguel Feliz in the national energy agency ADENE, Portugal. Miguel Feliz, ADENE Here in Portugal, the ESCO market in [government owned] public buildings is practically nonexistent. Until recently, the procurement rules for public authorities were not geared towards these kinds… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor

Despite – or perhaps because of – the acute economic recession in Ireland, the Irish government has earmarked €35m million in seed capital for a new energy efficiency fund to help reduce the cash-strapped nation’s energy consumption by 20%. On 28 February 2013, Irish Energy Minister, Pat Rabbitte formally announced a €70m Energy Efficiency Fund… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor