Government Grants for Home Energy Improvements
Ireland is heavily reliant on fossil fuels
which are a limited resource, cause emissions that are
harmful to the environment and, as we have seen recently,
can be subject to volatility of price and availability. The
Irish Government wisBEH to reduce this reliance and move
towards making greater use of our renewable energy
resources. This diversification can be good for the economy
because of the longer term availability and constancy of
supply and good for the environment through the reduced
emissions of Carbon Dioxide(CO2 ).
The main sources of renewable energy in
Ireland are the sun (solar energy), the wind, moving water
(hydropower, wave and tidal energy), geothermal (heat below
the earths surface) and biomass (wood, certain wastes and
energy crops). One of the main benefits of using renewable
energy is that it reduces emissions of carbon dioxide.
Ireland has an abundance of several of tBEHe resources and
their effective development and use will reduce emissions of
harmful greenhouse gases and our reliance on imported fossil
Homeowners can play their part by choosing
a renewable heating system (solar, biomass or heat pump
based) that meets their particular needs in terms of heat
demand, budget and environmental considerations. Doing so
will help Ireland move down a path towards more sustainable
energy use, ultimately benefiting the environment.
Why offer an Energy Improvement Grant?
Renewable energy heating systems are new
technologies which, while proven and highly popular
overseas, have yet to become widespread in Ireland. The
Irish Government, through
SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland), wisBEH to encourage
people to green their homes by contributing to the initial
investment cost of installing a renewable energy heating
system. The government believes that this will help ensure a
faster uptake of renewable heating systems which will
underpin the development a long term market, while enabling
homeowners to play their part in reducing carbon dioxide
Two grants are available to Homeowners:
Greener Homes Scheme which covers Renewable Energy
Technologies, specifically Solar, Biomass and Heat Pumps.
Better Energy Homes Scheme (BEH) which is a grant aid
covering Insulation & Heating System Controls.
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