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Deep retrofitting of houses ‘unattainable for huge numbers’ without Govt grant, says Green Party councillor

Deep retrofitting of houses ‘unattainable for huge numbers’ without Govt grant, says Green Party councillor

Irishexaminer.ie Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy insists that the Government is still on track to retrofit half a million homes by 2030 - despite the fact there is no money left for the retrofitting grant offered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Read more: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/deep-retrofitting-of-houses-unattainable-for-huge-numbers-without-govt-grant-says-green-party-councillor-943897.html
Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Thejournal.ie 14th August 2019 MINISTER RICHARD BRUTON told the Dáil as recently as seven weeks ago that there was €6 million left in funding this year for the Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme, which this week was closed because the authority is “unable to offer any further funding”. Read more: https://www.thejournal.ie/retrofit-scheme-bruton-4765438-Aug2019/
SEAI accepted applicants for defunct retrofit scheme

SEAI accepted applicants for defunct retrofit scheme

Irishtimes.com  Thu, Aug 15, 2019 The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) was aware that funds for its deep retrofit scheme were running out but continued to encourage applications up to last month’s closing date even though there was no prospect of these projects receiving a grant. Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/seai-accepted-applicants-for-defunct-retrofit-scheme-1.3986529 
Climate plan wants costly retrofits but offers no solution on funding

Climate plan wants costly retrofits but offers no solution on funding

19th June 2019, 12:01am, The TimesCatherine Sanz, Senior Ireland Reporter https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/climate-plan-wants-costly-retrofits-but-offers-no-solution-on-funding-rm0wmtfpf The government’s ambitious climate plan has been criticised by two leading energy agencies for lacking detail on how costly retrofits will be financed. Tipperary Energy Agency and 3 Counties Energy Agency said the plan did not present a solution to low-cost long-term finance options for home retrofits. …
Independent.ie How to save on your home bills? Invest in a deep retrofit.

Independent.ie How to save on your home bills? Invest in a deep retrofit.

26th June 2019 Independent.ie Link to press release https://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/homes/how-to-save-on-your-home-bills-invest-in-a-deep-retrofit-38241941.html Deep retrofits, as they're known, customise measures to bring a house from a sub-C BER up to an A rating. Whether it's installing external insulation and mechanical heat recovery ventilation or pumping the walls and adding electricity generating photovoltaic (PV) panels to the roof, you're looking …
Kilkenny-headquartered 3CEA bids to create Ireland’s first ‘near zero emissions’ zone

Kilkenny-headquartered 3CEA bids to create Ireland’s first ‘near zero emissions’ zone

Press release 'Kilkenny Reporter' 20th March 2019 Kilkenny-based 3CEA bids to create Ireland’s first ‘near zero emissions’ zone The Kilkenny-headquartered 3 Counties Energy Agency (3 CEA) has enjoyed one of its busiest years on record and is helping a growing number of home owners, businesses, community groups and organisations as well as local authorities and …
Three counties create ‘energy-efficient zone’ to attract jobs

Three counties create ‘energy-efficient zone’ to attract jobs

Jan 21st 2018, 9:16 AM The Journal.ie link https://www.thejournal.ie/carlow-kilkenny-and-wexford-3cea-3807114-Jan2018/  THREE COUNTIES HAVE come together to create a low-carbon, energy-efficient zone which they say will attract jobs. Partners from across Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford involved in the newly-established 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA) say the initiative “sets the area apart as a cluster for smart, low-carbon and …
Three counties bids to create Ireland’s first ‘low carbon, energy efficient zone’

Three counties bids to create Ireland’s first ‘low carbon, energy efficient zone’

January 22nd, 2017 Green News.ie link https://greennews.ie/three-counties-create-ireland-first-low-carbon-business-zone/ Three counties have come together to create a new low carbon, energy efficient zone which they say will be a “unique magnet” as a near-zero emissions hub for European companies. The newly-established non-profit, independent energy agency, 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA), will work across counties Carlow, Kilkenny, and Wexford …
Kilkenny LEADER Partnership offers €100,000 plus in supports for top Kilkenny Energy Town

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership offers €100,000 plus in supports for top Kilkenny Energy Town

18th of February 2019 Kilkenny People Link:  https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/home/364758/kilkenny-leader-partnership-offers-100-000-plus-in-supports-for-top-kilkenny-energy-town.html KILKENNY is leading the way in a countywide sustainable and renewable energy competition with a €100,000 plus prize fund which the organisers hope could catch on not just in Ireland but has the potential to be replicated globally. Kilkenny LEADER Partnership has teamed up with the internationally-renowned and …
Kilkenny householders embracing climate- friendly schemes- and saving money: new figures

Kilkenny householders embracing climate- friendly schemes- and saving money: new figures

21st  February 2019 Kilkenny Now.ie Link https://kilkennynow.ie/kilkenny-householders-embrace-climate-friendly-schemes-and-save-money-new-figures/?fbclid=IwAR36Cs-ZUCLwTOrf9WHZZ44OBQZfljkwZMWBvKVI-BrmOkT7kx2DAaxTtQg More Kilkenny householders and business owners are embracing energy saving schemes that are helping the environment and saving them money in the process. New figures released by local TD and minister of state John Paul Phelan reveal that in Kilkenny last year.