Introduction to Energy

Growing energy demands across our society mean that energy use is having an increasingly significant impact upon our environment. The Department of the Environment plays a key role in the development and implementation of policies and measures to promote energy efficiency, encourage greater use of renewable energy sources and improve the energy performance of our buildings.

This section provides an overview of the main energy related directives dealt with by the Department as well as offering some useful hints and tips on how to reduce your own energy usage.