Making the Smart Choice When it Comes to Energy Metering

Eighty two per cent of people with smart meters are taking steps to reduce their energy use and eighty one per cent would recommend smart meters to other people. These have already been fitted in households and micro-businesses, and are among the findings of a new survey across Britain, where almost five million smart meters […]

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Post French Agreement- What Ireland are doing

The standing ovation that greeted adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in December 2015 now seems like a distant memory, overtaken in our minds by more recent cataclysmic events, notably the UK’s Brexit referendum result last June and the election of Donald Trump as US president in November.  Of these two external threats, […]

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Local Authorities Approach to Retrofitting

“Fuel poverty is defined in a number of ways. It is sometimes referred to in relation to the deficit in funds a household has to spend on fuel relative to the actual cost of heating the house to a comfortable level. There are a number of factors at play when trying to determine whether or […]

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What is Fuel poverty and how does it affect us?

Fuel poverty has not always been recognised as something that exists. To this day, there is no set definition of fuel poverty in Ireland. However, it is understood that one is in fuel poverty, or energy poor, if more than 10% of one’s income is spent on energy bills. The only problem with this definition […]

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Building skills capacity for a renovation

Upgrading our homes so that they use less energy is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce Ireland’s greenhouse-gas emissions. Energy renovation can also improve the lives of people who experience fuel poverty. However, poor quality retrofits can potentially have a detrimental impact on a property and the health of its occupants. Over the […]

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The History of the Electric Meter

At the 6th annual Fuel Poverty and Climate Action Conference, one of the workshops will focus on smart meters: the latest rendition of the electric meter. However, how did we get to that point of monitoring our energy usage? Here is a brief look at the history of our little friend who can be found […]

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Grants to save money

Grants and Schemes available for your home

Have you ever wondered what schemes and grants are available to you and your home? Below are several of the grants and schemes available to you and your loved ones. If you are from a low-income household looking to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency or doing some home renovations, there are many grants available to […]

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Other Reasons To Attend FPCON17

As seen on the home page, Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty and Climate Action Conference aims to raise awareness of the problems and solutions to Fuel Poverty and discuss Climate Action. However, there are other reasons to attend this event including the following: Network Opportunities A variety of different people will be coming, from local authorities […]

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SEAI announces doubling of the RD&D fund

  The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has announced it’s doubling of the Energy Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) fund for this year. The funds available for research have increased to €2 million for 2017, a massive doubling of the funding available last year. The funding, which is available to Irish researchers in the industry […]

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