Held in Killorglin Family Resource Centre on Sat 30th September ‘17, marking the achievement of a successful SEAI Better Energy Community Project.

The SEAI Better Energy Community (BEC) programme assists energy efficiency community projects through capital funding, partnerships, and technical support.

Those present heard about the work of KSEC to date, the BEC project itself run in conjunction with SE Systems Cork (main contractors) and Kerry County Council, The short video outlined the upgrading of one rural home in Cromane and pictured other projects including Siamsa Tíre, a library, fire station Dark
Sky Reserve and of course Killorglin Family Resource Centre. The speakers were Barry Clarke and Anne Marie Fuller of KSEC, Sandy Mc Swiney, Energy Officer Kerry Co. Council, David Boyle of SEAI and Margaret Wrenn Manager of Killorglin Family Resource Centre. The event was chaired by Mary Shanahan of KSEC and then those attending had the opportunity to see the heating and lighting upgrades in the Centre itself and to network and enjoy the refreshments.

Now upwards and onwards to BEC 2018 and the next two information evenings: Wed 25th October 6.30 in Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin and Thurs 23rd Nov 6.30 in Leabharlann an Daingin.

On the weekend of 30th September,2017 the Citizens Assembly will deliberate on the topic of ‘How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change.

This is an opportunity to express our concerns and have our voices heard. KSEC is encouraging people to make submissions – follow the links below.

What is the deadline? Submissions must be made by August 11th. Postal submissions are also accepted (16 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, D01 X9Y2)

stopclimatechaos.ie

citizensassembly.ie

The CSO publication on householder attitudes and behaviours on environment issues was published on 23 March. Visually easy to follow and digest, it includes information on: main fuels used in households in regions; Use of additional heating sources; Awareness of environmental schemes and initiatives; Installation of energy saving products in owner occupied and other non rented households; Main determinant when buying a car; Influence of Energy Efficiency rating or label; Household’s main method for disposing of non-recyclable household waste; Household’s main method for disposing of recyclable household waste; popular measures to reduce waste; and other headings/graphics.

Has your household installed any of the following energy saving products in the last 10 years

Read more on the CSO website