Draft national policy framework alternative fuels infrastructure for transport in ireland



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DRAFT NATIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORK
ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TRANSPORT IN IRELAND



26 October 2016

DRAFT NATIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORK
ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TRANSPORT IN IRELAND



1.FOREWORD 4

2.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4

3.INTRODUCTION 6

1.1.Why are we developing this Draft Framework? 6

1.2.What will be achieved by this Draft Framework? 6

1.3.What fuels do we currently use? 7

1.4.What other policies are relevant to this Draft Framework? 8

4.STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND APPROPRIATE ASSESSMENT 13

1.5.Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 13

1.6.Appropriate Assessment (AA) 13

5.ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT USAGE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR IN IRELAND 17

1.7.Percentage of use of different fuels in transport (2015) 17

1.8.Number of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) 19

1.9.Electricity 19

1.10.Natural gas (CNG and LNG) 24

1.11.Hydrogen 30

1.12.Biofuels 30

1.13.LPG 32

1.14.Synthetic and paraffinic fuels 33

6.NATIONAL POLICY FORECASTS AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL OPTIONS 35

1.15.Overview 35

1.16.Ireland’s emissions profile 35

1.17.Projected profile to 2050 on a business-as-usual basis 36

1.18.Alternative fuels options across fleet spectrum 39

7.TARGETS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE 42

1.19.AFV forecasts 42

1.20.Electricity targets 43

1.21.Natural gas (CNG, LNG) targets 49

1.22.Hydrogen targets 52

1.23.Biofuels targets 52

1.24.LPG targets 52

1.25.Synthetic and paraffinic fuels targets 52

8.MEASURES NECESSARY TO ENSURE NATIONAL TARGETS AND OBJECTIVES ARE REACHED 53

1.26.Policy measures aimed at supporting uptake of alternative fuels 53

1.27.Other policy measures aimed at accelerating the move to low emissions vehicles (LEVs) 60

1.28.Environmental policy and monitoring measures 61

1.29.Governance arrangements measures 62

1.30.Cooperation with neighbouring states 62

9.DESIGNATION OF DENSELY POPULATED AREAS TO BE EQUIPPED WITH PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE ELECTRIC CHARGING POINTS AND CNG REFUELLING POINTS 63

1.31.Designation of areas 63

1.32.Siting criteria for future development 67

10.SUMMARY OF IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - TIMELINE (to be populated post consultation) 70

11.REVIEW PROVISIONS 71

12.APPENDICES 76

Appendix 1: Definitions 76

Appendix 2: Fuel types across fleet spectrum 78

Appendix 3: Abbreviations 80


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