Below is the text of my submission on the draft Renewable Electricity Support Scheme.

I want everyone to take part in the transition to renewal energy and I strongly believe that rooftop solar is the best way to do that.

Public buildings like schools, libraries and community buildings should have solar panels and so should homes and businesses.

I find it hard to believe that the draft doesn’t include any payments for small-scale rooftop solar. Everyone has to be paly their part, not just big business and property developers.

I believe there is a moral argument for including everyone in this and a practical one. Everyone should be let save money and take part in renewals. Ireland is missing our targets already and unless we do something radical we will be fined by the EU>

The Government's Energy White Paper sets a target of reducing climate pollution from energy by 80-95% by 2050. The largest part of this is by electricity use. We need to give people a way to reduce their own emissions.

Ireland has been at the fore in international agreements in the past and we need to continue this with the Paris Agreement. We should use all options on the table and make more ambitious targets. Rooftop solar has to be part of this and it needs to be open to everyone in all our communities.