Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

It is difficult to believe that there are still people in Europe who have to choose between heating and eating during the winter. Fuel poverty is a specific type of deprivation wherein a household cannot afford to heat and power their home adequately. Despite the excellent work being undertaken across the island of Ireland, Fuel […]

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Denis Naughten FPCON17

Ireland’s Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future

Across Government, we are talking about what is the defining issue of our generation – Climate and our transition to a low Carbon future. As you will expect, I have a lot to say about renewable energy, but energy is part of a wider portfolio and no one element sits in isolation. Notwithstanding the decision of […]

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Up in smoke: “An end to solid fuels would be a triple win for climate, air quality and health”

Up in smoke: “An end to solid fuels would be a triple win for climate, air quality and health” writes environmental scientist, Dr. CaraAugustenborg, in advance of Ireland’s Fuel Poverty and Climate Action conference.  You can now book your tickets for the Fuel Poverty & Climate Action Conference taking place in Croke Park on the 6th of March The silo mentality […]

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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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What does fuel poverty have to do with climate change?

The biggest worry for a large proportion of families and people living alone in Ireland is the cost of being able to keep their home warm during these cold winter months. Hundreds of thousands of low-income households are spending large chunks of their income heating up houses that are poorly insulated. The cost of heating […]

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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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