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Sunday 18 August 2019

Howlin applauds energy efficient communities

Maria Pepper

THERE is a warm glow in Clonard and Murrintown Community Centres following the completion of an energy project funded by the Government.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin visited Clonard Community Centre to view the upgrade for himself.

While there, he said energy efficiency has been embraced by communities and individuals throughout Wexford.

'The benefits are very clear in terms of lower fuel bills, more comfortable buildings, a reduction in our carbon emissions and the generation of local jobs for local communities,' he said.

'I want to applaud the local community and SEAI for their commitment to delivering these important works.' The Clonard and Murrintown contracts were carried out by Kingspan Insulation in partnership with Wexford County Council and Airtricity. A total of 64 local authority homes in County Wexford were also included in the retrofit contract which received €80,000 in funding from the Better Energy Programme of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

Dr Brian Motherway, CEO of the SEAI, pictured left, who was also in attendance, said the Better Energy Scheme is improving the efficiency of buildings while creating jobs and saving money in the process.

'We are hugely encouraged by the creativity and enthusiasm of communities and are delighted to be able support them,' he said.

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