Renewable Energy in the Home Booklet launched



26 September 2012

Press Release


Renewable Energy in the Home Booklet launched

Donegal County Development Board have recently launched an information booklet titled ‘Renewable Energy in the Home’ which provides homeowners with affordable options for use of renewable energy in the home as well as providing valuable tips on saving money through efficient use of energy. The booklet was produced by the Donegal County Development Board Green Economy Forum as an action in pursuit of its goal of maximizing the use of renewable energy in County Donegal.

 
Donegal County Development Board have as one their six priority objectives in it’s new Economic, Social and Cultural Strategy the need to develop County Donegal as a lead region for the green economy, many opportunities are being investigated by the Donegal CDB Green Economy for sectoral development including management of the land resource of the county, maximising the local economic benefit from the forestry resource, water management and increasing the use of energy generated from renewable sources. The renewable energy secotr in the county, in particular wood fuel energy has seen a dramatic increase in recent with many schools, hotels, leisure centres and public buildings now using wood fuel as an alternative to oil. The Donegal CDB Green Economy have identified the domestic market as an underdeveloped area in terms of use of renewable energy and have provided a range of information materials to inform the householder of the county of the renewable energy options that are available to them.

 
The Chairman of Donegal County Development Board, Cllr Dessie Larkin, in launching the booklet, described it as “a useful guide that will give households a greater awareness of how they can be more sustainable and at the same time save money on their energy bills, both of which are very important issues at present”.

 
The Donegal CDB Green Economy Forum “Renewable Energy in the Home” booklet is available in the Council Public Service Centres, in the local libraries and on the County Development Board website www.donegalcdb.ie

 
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For further information contact:
Charles Sweeney
Community & Enterprise
Donegal County Council
087 9112401
charles.sweeney@doenaglcoco.ie