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CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Dr Brian Motherway visited Crossmolina recently and met with the Chair and members of Crossmolina Community Development Committee and other stakeholders in the Community to discuss the potential for Crossmolina to be funded as a Better Energy Community. The meeting was organised by Deputy Michelle Mulherin who said she was delighted that Dr Motherway accepted her invitation to come to Crossmolina for the meeting.
There has been an increase in grant levels for the Better Energy Homes scheme which Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden believes will encourage more people to invest in energy efficiency improvements in their homes.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed a boost in the level of grants available to householders who want to undertake energy efficiency improvements. The cash value of every grant available to householders under the Better Energy Homes Scheme has been increased, by between 25 per cent to 50 per cent. In addition, a bonus payment has been introduced which will see householders receive bonus payments if they complete three or more energy efficiency improvements.
Better Energy Warmer Homes (BEWH) is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and funds energy efficiency improvements in the home of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier, and more cost-effective to run.
More people in Galway will be able to apply to the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme now that the Government has extended it to homeowners on social welfare.
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.
The Government’s new home insulation scheme will either see homes throughout Galway made more energy efficient or be so under costed that fewer homes will be insulated than is hoped.
Green Party TD for Carlow Kilkenny, Mary White, has welcomed the Department of the Environment allocation of over €18m in funding to Kilkenny’s local authorities for social housing.