Let there be light! Kilkenny clubs awarded new energy funding
The Government has allocated significant funding through for a range of community and home energy projects across Kilkenny.
Recipients of the grants, which are administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), include public sector projects, sports facilities, community buildings and local businesses and homes:
Examples of the local grants include:
*Proposals by Kilkenny County Council for a lighting upgrade with heating controls at Machinery Yard, Hebron Industrial Estate;
*Insulation upgrade to roof and piping and heating controls at Kilkenny County Hall;
*Lighting upgrade at Thomastown Scouts Den;
*Lighting and refrigeration upgrades at Iverk, Piltown;
*A PV system with heat pump for Kilkenny Tennis Club club house;
*Lighting upgrades at Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA and Carrishshock GAA.
Announcing the funding, Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan said: “This important Government investment will deliver energy upgrades to homes and community and commercial buildings across Kilkenny and Carlow.
“Recipients will benefit from warmer buildings that are better for their health as well as more efficient buildings that will ensure lower energy bills.
“Overall this funding will lead to a reduction in harmful CO2 emissions. As per the Government’s ambitious Climate Action Plan, communities play a central role in achieving our climate action ambitions.”