Energy & Natural Resources: Legislation Programme Summer 2016
Bills currently before the Oireachtas and Bills expected to be published
 

Bill

Purpose

Status

Minerals Development Bill 2015

To modernise and consolidate all mineral development legislation.

Report Stage (Seanad)

Geothermal Energy Development Bill

To provide a legislative framework for the vesting, licensing and regulation of the development of geothermal energy.

Drafting is ongoing

EirGrid Bill

To establish EirGrid in primary legislation.

Initial preparatory work is underway

Energy Bill 2016

To change the name of the Commission for Energy Regulation to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities and to give the Commission powers to carry out investigations and impose administrative sanctions. In addition, provisions are included in relation to common rules for the internal market in electricity and other EU law provisions.

Second Stage (Dáil)

Key Contacts

Fergus Devine Partner

Eavan Saunders Partner

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