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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.
SOS Kilkenny are finalists in SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards 2018

SOS Kilkenny are finalists in SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards 2018

18th October 2019, Kilkenny People Kilkenny People link https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/home/342604/sos-kilkenny-are-finalists-in-seai-sustainable-energy-awards.html 3CEA were selected for its work on a project with SOS Kilkenny, a long-established organisation which provides a lifetime commitment to people with a learning disability. 3CEA team were delighted that SOS Kilkenny was selected as a finalist and our team was delighted to work with SOS Kilkenny team to …
Visitor boom for Kilkenny for Energy Now Expo Ireland

Visitor boom for Kilkenny for Energy Now Expo Ireland

4th of October 2018 Kilkenny People Link:  https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/home/339657/visitor-boom-for-kilkenny-for-energy-now-expo-ireland.html Kilkenny and the wider south east are in line for a major visitor boost in the run up to the October Bank Holiday Weekend as the Energy Now Expo Ireland returns to Cillin Hill on the edge of the city. The free national event on Wednesday, October 24, …
Tipperary dairy farmer slashes electricity bill with solar panels on milking parlour roof.

Tipperary dairy farmer slashes electricity bill with solar panels on milking parlour roof.

17 Sept 2018 Tipperary Live.ie Link https://www.tipperarylive.ie/news/home/336282/tipperary-dairy-farmer-slashes-electricity-bill-with-solar-panels-on-milking-parlour-roof.html Tipperary dairy farmers, John and Marguerite Ryan, were spending upwards of €500 a month on electricity alone. Milking 130 cows twice daily, washing out milking machines and lighting the parlour were major drains on power on the family farm at Gortnahoe near Thurles. “My father and I were at …