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DCC allocated €6m+ in funds to boost energy efficiency of social housing

Funding of €6,589,036 has been allocated to Dublin City Council as part of the retrofitting programme for social housing.

The announcement was made today by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien.

Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Bay South says the funds are welcome.

“This funding package is part of The Programme for Government 2020 which has set challenging and ambitious targets, over the next ten years, aimed at Ireland’s objective of reducing its carbon emissions by more than half.

“The 2021 Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme is a newly-revised programme designed around the Programme for Government commitment with an important increase in funding support of €65m, €20m of which has been allocated under the midlands retrofit programme.”

“With approximately 40% of Ireland’s energy-related carbon emissions coming from buildings alone, one of the key objectives of the Programme is the target of retrofitting reaching over 500,000 homes by 2030, of which it is expected that approximately 36,500 of those with be local authority owned homes.”  

As part of the package, 243 local authority homes have been included.

“In response to this commitment the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting programme has been revised and enhanced for 2021, homes retrofitted under this programme will benefit householders in many ways, they will be warmer, easier to heat and more comfortable homes, it will enhance air quality in the home and for those currently using oil or gas they will see savings on energy bills,” said Deputy O’Callaghan.

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