Ballaghaderreen fast charger to be upgraded before end of year – Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the ESB electric car charging point in Ballaghaderreen will be replaced before the end of the year. It was recently brought to the attention of Minister Naughten that the fast charger in Ballaghaderreen, one of the first fast chargers in the country, was out of service. The charger was installed by ESB eCars but …

Good for Climate, fair for Ireland – EU Council agreement

In Energy, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

The agreement reached which was reached today in Luxembourg between European Environment Ministers is a fair deal for Ireland, and a good deal for climate. I believe that the overall agreement reached means that a 40% committed reduction will be a reduction across the EU, in real terms. But importantly, the agreement also takes into account the practical ability for …

New energy company enters Irish market is good news for consumers – Minister Denis Naughten

In Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

The entry of global energy company Just Energy into the Irish energy market has been welcomed by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten who says ‘it is good news for consumers and a good time to switch.’ “Just Energy is an international energy company and its entry onto the Irish energy market is good news for consumers.  …

Naughten announces over €2 million funding for energy efficiency upgrades locally

In Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has provided more than €2 million for energy efficiency upgrades in the coming months to homes, businesses and community buildings locally that will improve quality of life. Local families will have their fuel-poor homes upgraded through improved insulation, heating, lighting, window and floor upgrades which will reduce energy bills and make these homes more comfortable and healthier. …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new €5 million Scheme to Deep Retrofit Homes

In Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Denis Naughten has today announced a new multi-annual scheme to provide financial support to people who want to upgrade their homes to an ‘A’ rating on the Building Energy Rating (BER) scale. The allocation of €5 million to the scheme this year will fund major energy efficiency upgrades to homes and low …

Denis Naughten launches expansion of Schemes to tackle energy poverty

In Energy, Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an expansion of Schemes to combat energy poverty and encourages eligible householders across Roscommon and East Galway to apply. March 6th 2017 Speaking at the Energy Action Fuel Poverty and Climate Action Conference 2017 Minister Naughten said: “Everyone deserves a home they can afford to heat and to …

Roscommon groups urged to apply for energy funding – Naughten

In Energy, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has today announced that he has secured at least €30m in grant funding for community energy projects in 2017 and is urging communities across Roscommon to apply.   The Better Energy Communities Scheme, administered through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, encourages community and locally based organisations to apply for funding to upgrade the energy efficiency of buildings in their community. Homes, …

Naughten encourages older people to apply for Fuel Allowance

In Energy, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is encouraging older people to apply for the Fuel Allowance, as the new fuel allowance season gets underway in advance of the winter. “The Fuel Allowance scheme is designed to assist pensioners and other very low income households to meet the cost of their heating needs during the winter season,” explained Minister Naughten. “I would encourage …

Minister Naughten announces €500,000 in New Community Energy Grants for Roscommon

In Energy, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, today announced that a number of projects in Roscommon will share in Government grants worth more than €500,000 under this year’s Better Energy Communities scheme. The funds will provide for energy efficiency upgrades to Drumboylan National School, Cuisle Holiday Centre, Roscommon Livestock Mart, and two sports and leisure centres in …