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European Communities (Renewable Energy) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 483 of 2014).

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These Regulations implement in Ireland provisions of Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. Those provisions concern, among other things: access to and operation of the grid; guarantees of origin (i.e. an electronic document which has proofs to a final customer that a given share or quantity of energy was generated from renewable sources); and the exemplary role of public bodies regarding public buildings. biofuels and bioliquids are deemed to meet the sustainability criteria if they comply with paragraphs (1) to (7) of Schedule 3. Biofuels or bioliquids which are produced from wastes or residues other than residues from agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries or forestry, need only meet the greenhouse gas emission criteria referred to in paragraph (1)(a) of Schedule 3 to be deemed to meet the sustainability criteria. Biofuels shall not be obtained from, among other things, from feedstock originating from specified forests, wetlands, nature protected areas, etc.
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