Consultation on policy options for the new Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland

Consultation opened on 31 March 2021. Closing date 02 July 2021.


Minister Diane Dodds has launched the Policy Options Consultation Paper for the new Energy Strategy.

The consultation includes: 
• a new strategic framework outlines our proposed vision for the Energy Strategy, a range of underlying principles around which all energy policies will be developed and key issues to prioritise in our delivery
• a range of illustrative energy scenarios to visualise how different potential future energy systems could be
• a series of potential policy options structured around our proposed principles and accompanied by consultation questions which follow on from the information provided through the Call for Evidence.


Consultation description

    Informed by the responses to this consultation, the new Energy Strategy will be published by the end of 2021. The Department for the Economy intends for this to be a ‘live’ document that is monitored through annual reports and has the flexibility to be updated at regular intervals based on changing circumstances and developments.

    The department needs a bold response to address our climate emergency. Decarbonising energy will affect everyone in Northern Ireland so your views on how the Department for the Economy does this are really important.

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