Tipperary Projects To Share In Energy Efficiency Grants – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten that a number of energy efficiency projects in County Tipperary are set to receive significant levels of funding under the 2017 Better Energy Communities Projects Scheme(BEC). Deputy McGrath was speaking as projects like the Energy Communities Tipperary and the Drombane/Upperchurch Energy Team which includes the Cappawhite Resource Centre and Ballycahill Church have been awarded just over €1 million toward the cost of their initiatives:

“This announcement and the grant allocations that form part of it are to be greatly welcomed, even if the individual projects did not receive the entirety of their costs.

I am also delighted to see that Boherlahan National School in Cashel, Cloneen National School, St. Peter and Pauls National School Clonmel and Foroige Danesfort, a youth activity centre are all receiving energy efficiency upgrades and will share in an allocation of just under a quarter of a million euro.

Altogether, the grants given to projects in Tipperary comes to well over €5 million. Some of those will share funding with projects in Kilkenny and Waterford and some will be entirely directed to Tipperary.

In any event I want to commend the tremendous hard work and dedication that has put in to these projects by the communities involved.

 I am sure this funding will go some way toward not only reducing carbon emissions but more importantly toward reducing the operating costs that these communities have to face in terms of heating and maintenance,” concluded Deputy McGrath.

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