Fuel poverty has “come of age” in the last 3 years and great strides have been made in understanding the scale of the problem, Christine Liddell, professor of psychology at Ulster University, said in her keynote address to the Energy Action conference in Dublin Castle on Monday, 6 February.
Citing British research as an example, she stressed that any investment made in tackling fuel poverty would be recouped by the state.
A ground breaking performance-based advertising system developed by
green building and upgrading magazine Construct Ireland has been
nominated for an innovation gong at the Irish Magazine Awards.
The bold offer means companies advertising green products and services in Construct Ireland don’t have to pay for adverts until they receive a pre-agreed number of reader enquiries.
The pioneering energy charity Energy Action is set to hold a two-day fuel poverty conference in Dublin Castle on 7-8 February.
“The introduction of the carbon tax on fuel costs in 2010 has further exacerbated the health and monetary problems for the fuel poor,” said Energy Action general manager Charles Roarty. “Due to low income and possibly debt these households will not have the funds needed to pay for retrofitting measures, even allowing for SEAI’s Home Energy Saving scheme grants.”
Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) and the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) will host 'See the Light 2009 - Energy Efficient Buildings, How Low Can We Go', a conference on energy efficient buildings on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 February in the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.