Minister announces SEAI grants to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes

The grants, which have been approved for a number of community projects, will also cover upgrades for commerical and community buildings. MINISTER RICHARD BRUTON has announced a number of grants have been approved under the SEAI Communities scheme to deliver energy upgrades to almost 700 homes and 570 community and commercial buildings. The Minister for […]

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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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Who is organising EEPCon18 and what do they do?

The European Energy Poverty Conference is the 8th annual Fuel Poverty run by Energy Action. You might be wondering who is Energy Action and why do they run this conference! A good place to start is to see the background of this charity. The services they deliver, are free to the most vulnerable. Helping make […]

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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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The Irish definition of NZEB

Defining what constitutes a NZEB building has become something of a regulatory minefield. There are at least 28 different national definitions for NZEB (29 if you include the EU Commission’s) and all sorts of derogations, implementation trajectories and greater or lesser buy-in from political leaders. In Ireland, for example, 3 different definitions of NZEB currently […]

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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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Behavioural change as a means of addressing Fuel Poverty

I’m going to start by being controversial and question many current approaches to tackling fuel or energy poverty. A number of these approaches provide A-rated solutions into C rated homes occupied by G-rated residents. Quite a statement. Let me explain. We understand that the homes we have built over the last 100 years or so […]

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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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