In December 2017, 3cea purchased a Volkswagen E-Golf, the car was a demo model used by VW to promote their own electric vehicles, we decided to purchase the car with the aim of firstly reducing carbon emissions, promoting the use of electric vehicles and in turn this would also have the advantage of reducing staff travel costs.
Continue reading “Two years in the life of the 3cea electric car”
The clock is ticking. The deadline for Article 8 EU Energy Efficiency compliance for large companies is 5 December 2019 in most countries. To reach this, you need to submit (or have available) an energy audit report that meets all national requirements.
Continue reading “The EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) for companies. Will you be compliant by 5th December 2019?”
The Government has announced the first batch of successful projects that will receive investment under the Climate Action Fund – 3 Counties Energy Agency delighted to be announced as 1 out of the 7 successful projects.
This is a real chance for 3CEA to reduce energy across our region & beyond.
7 major climate change projects to share €77 million government funding, leveraging a total investment of €300 million in round one of the scheme
Potential to reduce annual emissions by over 200 thousand tonnes of carbon as a result of new initiatives Continue reading “First Successful projects under Climate Action Fund announced – 3CEA to secure investment of €1.4 million towards transport HGV fleetmatics project”
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The Government has launched a new grant scheme encouraging homeowners to install solar power generators.
The pilot scheme offers grants for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels and battery storage systems. SEAI grant offers homeowners up to €3,800 to support the installation of Solar PV panels and battery energy storage systems. This will reduce the electricity a homeowner currently purchases from a supplier and can save you around €220 a year in electricity costs by taking advantage of the scheme. Continue reading “Government launches domestic solar power grant for homeowners”
Energy Now Expo Ireland returns to Kilkenny this October
TAKING place on the 24th and 25th October 2018, the second Energy Now Expo Ireland is returning to Kilkenny following the huge success of the inaugural event last year.
Set to be the foremost renewable energy event for farmers and landowners, the two-day event will be based at The Hub, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny. It will feature expert speakers and exhibitors, who will be delivering the latest developments in renewable technology and showcasing innovative new products. Continue reading “Agri Event Set to Showcase Sustainable Technologies”
Minister Naughten is today launching the first Call for Applications under the Government’s new €500m Climate Action Fund to support initiatives that will help Ireland reach its climate and energy targets. The deadline for applications is 1st October 2018.
Continue reading “Minister Denis Naughten launches ‘Call for Applications’ under the Government’s new €500 million Climate Action Fund.”
Why apply for SEAI Lighting Support Scheme?
- Are you an SME, employing less than 250 people?
- Want to upgrade to energy efficient lighting or Switching to LED lighting?
Lighting Support Scheme is a government-backed Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) initiative designed for small and medium-sized enterprises to reduce their business maintenance & running costs by implementing lighting upgrades.
Continue reading “Opportunity for SMEs to avail up to 30% SEAI funding towards lighting upgrade”
Details here of two upcoming training events for SMEs innovating in the bioeconomy – available from BioBase4SME.
- The first, on 14th March 2018, in Brussels, is on Communicating Sustainability.
- The second, the Innovation BioCamp 2018, takes place from 3rd June to Friday 8th June 2018, with the closing date for applications being Friday 13th April 2018.
Continue reading “Upcoming Training Events – Funded training for SMEs | BioBase4SME”
With 15 years of energy agency experience and an expanded geographical setting we felt it was time for a new look and new name. Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency is to become 3CEA – Three Counties Energy Agency to reflect our ‘3 Counties’ footprint of Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.
Paddy Phelan, manager since 2012, explains
Continue reading “We are feeling re-energised and excited as CKEA becomes 3CEA”