Ibec Energy Policy Committee - Plenary Meeting
Energy policy in Ibec is formulated through the Energy Policy Committee, which meets on a quarterly basis. The Committee represents a broad cross section of Irish enterprises, indigenous and multinational, that are affected by energy legislation and policy at national, EU and international level.
Energy Policy Committee:
Chair: Frank Gleeson, Aramark
Vice-Chair: John Reilly, Bord na Móna
Why do we have the committee and what are the primary goals/areas of focus?
The theme of Irish energy policy over the next twenty years will be one of transition as the country follows
through on its international commitments and targets the delivery of a low carbon, climate resilient, and environmentally
sustainable economy. In practice this will mean greater integration with the rest of Europe through
the Internal Energy Market (IEM) and an 80%-90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990
levels by 2050. How we meet these ambitious objectives in the context of a growing economy and an increasing population
while also addressing concerns around energy security and affordability will be one of the greatest challenges
of our time
A competitive business environment is dependent upon secure, affordable and sustainable sources of energy supply. The Energy Policy Committee (EPC) provides a forum to discuss policy and regulatory proposals, and works to ensure that the response to our climate and energy obligations is balanced with a competitive business environment. We facilitate members to network, share information and find common policy approaches to energy and climate policy. In turn, we represent the views of our member to policy makers, government and regulators.
Who typically attends the committee?
The EPC represents a broad cross section of Irish enterprises, indigenous and multinational, that are affected by energy policy, regulation and legislation at national, EU and international level. This includes representatives from the entire energy industry chain including generators, suppliers, network operators, research perfroming organisations, service providers and large energy consumers.
For all queries on the event, please call the event organiser:
Conor Minogue, Tel: +353 1 605 1697