Government Announces €18.6 Million in Support for 29 Energy Efficiency Projects
Yesterday the Minister for Energy announced the approval of grants to fund 29 individual energy efficiency initiatives. Once complete the scheme is set to achieve combined lifetime savings of €140 Million by upgrading over 2430 homes as well as at least 400 public buildings. Funds have been allocated as part of the Government’s ‘Better Energy Communities’ scheme.
Among the projects to be awarded funding include
The upgrade of 24 houses in Castleblayney Co. Monaghan through a Credit Union and Kingspan partnership
Improvement of 99 public buildings as well as homes led by Camphill Community, a charitable trust
Retrofitting of 200 houses throughout out Co. Tipperary coordinated through Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative Ltd
Announcing the investment Minister Alex white said “These projects will see community co-operatives all over the country coming together with local authorities, businesses and sports clubs to improve homes and local community facilities. Energy efficiency improvements like these are demonstrating that energy efficiency technologies work, and that they deliver real benefits, which can save on bills while helping the environment”
A full list of all 2015 Better Energy Communities Projects can be downloaded below