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Ireland, France forge marine ties

Deal follows up on May’s roadmap identifying low-carbon energy

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Ireland and France have signed an interagency agreement providing for cooperation in the areas of renewable energy, smart grids and energy efficiency, with a focus on marine.

The agreement between the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management follows the Ireland-France roadmap including the establishment of the Ireland France Sustainable Energy Forum agreed in May.

The roadmap identifies areas for collaboration in the energy sectors role in the transition to a low-carbon future.

Ireland energy minister Alex White and his French counterpart Segolene Royal also signed a bilateral agreement on the reciprocal holding of emergency stocks of crude oil and petroleum products.

White said: “These two agreements build on existing cooperation between Ireland and France in energy security. They also mark a deepening of our partnership on energy efficiency and renewable technology, in particular in the area of marine energy and smart grids.”

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