Kerry Projects To Benefit From SEAI Grants

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A RANGE of Kerry organisations will receive funding to upgrade their energy systems as part of €57m in grant aid from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan announced on Thursday that 83 projects nationwide are to benefit from the grants.

“Farms, GAA clubs, healthcare facilities, and retailers from Kerry all sought and received funding,” says the Green Party former Dáil candidate for Kerry, Cleo Murphy.

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“Businesses, like Morans’ Garage in Dingle and the Randles Court hotel in Killarney are upgrading. Kerry County Council itself applied to improve glazing, insulation and heating controls. It’s very encouraging to see such a range of organisations working to reduce their energy consumption.”

More than 2,000 private homes nationwide have also been granted funding for retrofitting.

Green Party Kerry branch chairperson and Tralee representative Anluan Dunne pointed out that this investment will achieve energy savings which will amount to €156 million, or 25,000 MWh, each year.

“Reducing our energy consumption makes sense on so many levels,” he says. “It will reduce energy consumption, create financial savings, and give us warmer homes and offices. It will also generate local employment for trades people with retrofitting skills. Organisations in Kerry have really stepped up to the mark here and I hope it will encourage others to consider energy upgrades and retrofitting.”

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