Council To Get Over €1m Under Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme

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KERRY County Council will receive €1,082,718 under the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme for Social Houses.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan today announced there will be an initial allocation of  €35m for the retrofitting of 1,293 homes.

The balance of funding (€10m) will then be allocated to LAs who demonstrate an ability to complete additional work and spend their full allocation in 2021.

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The Programme for Government (PfG) commits to retrofitting 500,000 homes to a B2/Cost Optimal Equivalent BER standard by 2030. It is expected that approximately 36,500 of those with be local authority owned homes.

Welcoming the news, Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin said; “This funding will allow for the deep retrofit of 40 social houses bringing them to a very high standard of energy efficiency, It is important that Kerry County Council’s housing stock is upgraded in line with current energy requirements.”

Kerry Green Party representative Cleo Murphy said; “When I campaigned for election, the retrofitting of houses was one of my main priorities. Now, with the Green Party in government, Kerry County Council is being granted over €1m to retrofit 40 social houses across the county in 2021. This means the most vulnerable in society will be able to heat their homes for less.

“I hope to see that number of retrofits increased over the lifetime of this Government. It will mean warmer homes, cleaner air for all of us, and a reduction in the level of respiratory illnesses that put such pressure on our health services. This is extremely welcome news for the county.

“Local Authorities which demonstrate an ability to complete the additional work and spend the full allocation in 2021 will be able to receive further funding later in the year.  I hope Kerry County Council will step up to the plate and get the work done speedily.”

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