A number of energy efficiency initiatives in Galway have been awarded funding under the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s national Community Energy Grants Scheme worth €25 million.
I am delighted so many Galway projects are receiving support in the drive for energy efficiency.
My colleague in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Minister Richard Bruton, has announced 57 successful applications covering 700 homes and 570 community and commercial buildings.
Cutting emissions is key to achieving our Climate Action targets. The measures nationally are the equivalent of taking 11,000 combustion engine vehicles off the road.
Galway community and commercial buildings covered under the scheme include Tuam Leisure Centre, St Jarlath’s Court, Tuam, Portumna Town Hall, Mystical Rose Nursing Home, Claregalway, Loughrea Athletic Club, Castlegar GAA, Corinthians RFC, Glinsk Community Centre, Ballinasloe Leisure Centre, Hewland Packard Enterprise (HPE) Galway, Bon Secours Private Hospital, Galway, Temperance Hall, Galway, Corrib Shopping Centre, Supervalu Galway, Musgrave Market Place, Galway, Aviva, Galway, Cleary’s Insurance, Galway, NCBI charity shop Galway, Glynn’s Service Station, Carnmore, Connacht Hotel, Galway, Oughterard Church and Cómhar Caomhán Teo, Aran Islands.
All the buildings will receive grants towards energy efficiency retrofits involving a variety of areas, including heat pumps, heating controls, doors and windows, roof insulation, lighting and solar panels.
To date, the Community Energy Grants Scheme nationally has supported upgrades at 18,200 homes and 2,570 commercial buildings.