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EuroHome has just opened a new showroom showcasing energy efficient products to help homeowners save money on fuel bills and make their homes more comfortable.
Athlone Chamber is coordinating an Athlone Sustainable Energy Day on Friday April 15 in Golden Island Shopping Centre. The awareness raising information day is being organised as part of the wider European Sustainable Energy Week 2011.
Westmeath County Council aims to make a 33 per cent energy saving in the public sector by 2020, in line with national targets.
With oil prices reaching all time highs and no changes in the regulation of the domestic electricity supply market, now is a good time for homeowners to consider upgrading and modifying their heating systems as part of an overall home energy plan. Solar power technology has come a long way in the past few years to the point where even allowing for the erratic and unpredictable Irish weather conditions it is now possible to capture the energy potential of the sun’s rays during natural daylight on most days. The installation of well placed solar panels plus good home insulation coupled with proper boiler calibration and the fitting of low emission light bulbs throughout a home can all go a long way towards reducing the average family heat and electricity bills - while at the same time playing a vital part in reducing our carbon footprint.
Galway is set to significantly reduce its carbon footprint after the Galway County Council has signed up to a new “green energy” power deal with leading independent energy provider Energia. The deal will reduce Galway’s carbon footprint by almost 14,000 tonnes each year.
Westport Woods Hotel and Spa has been awarded a special commendation at the Sustainable Energy Awards 2008 for an energy efficiency project which it has undertaken. The award, which honours excellence in energy efficiency management, was presented by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) at a ceremony on Thursday November 20 in Dublin. Westport Woods Hotel and Spa targeted lighting and control of electrical equipment as part of an energy efficiency project to reduce energy costs. The project achieved savings of 29.5 MWh and 17.7 tonnes of CO2. The Sustainable Energy Awards are presented to organisations from across Ireland which have demonstrated excellence in energy management in the past year.
We are all being encouraged to reduce our carbon emissions — the much publicised change.ie website lets us calculate our carbon number and gives advice on how to reduce it. As Christmas approaches, the gifts we buy often further add to our carbon footprint as much carbon has been produced during their manufacture while their packaging, often a large component of the gift, also has to be disposed of.
Green party candidate Fergus McAllister has welcomed the news that the Home Energy Saving Scheme is now open for business, not just for home owners but for qualified contractors in the west.