Energy Strategy Action Plan 2023

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Priority areas of action and tasks for delivery in the second year of the delivery of the Energy Strategy programme.

The Department for the Economy has published its Energy Strategy Action Plan 2023, which outlines the priority areas of action and the associated tasks for delivery in 2023, which is year two of the delivery of the Energy Strategy Programme.

The transition to a net zero carbon energy system is a key contributor to Northern Ireland achieving the net-zero emissions 2050 target as set out in The Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022. The Act includes provision for an in-line target for 2040 and a net 48 per cent emissions reduction on the baseline by 2030. It requires all Northern Ireland Departments to contribute to five year carbon budget periods (first one to 2027) and climate action plans including sectoral plans.

The action plan aims to continue to drive short-term progress towards the ultimate goal of a decarbonised energy system for all our heat, power and transport needs. It looks at five key pillars:

  • Placing Consumers at the Heart of the Energy Future
  • Growing the Green Economy
  • Do More with Less (Energy Efficiency)
  • Replace Fossil Fuels with Renewable Energy
  • Create a Flexible, Resilient & Integrated Energy System

Download the Energy Strategy Action Plan 2023 (PDF, 249K).

First published 27 March 2023