Renewable Energy Strategy Consultation

Local authorities prepare strategies for renewable energy. You can have an input into the strategies through consultation.

Carlow County Renewable Energy Strategy 2021

A Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) for the County has been prepared alongside the Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028 and is incorporated as Appendix VI- Volume 2.   The RES includes a comprehensive assessment and spatial evaluation of the County to identify the most suitable locations for renewable energy technologies, taking account of available natural resources, environmental considerations, impacts on local communities and quality of life.  

The RES provides a robust policy position for the consideration of renewable energy in land-use planning and will allow the County to maximise its contribution to achieving EU and national targets through the optimum use of natural resources.