Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Insulation Grants
would Save More
On Carbon Emissions
Imported Energy

If SEI was to give a grant towards double glazing and attic insulation for older homes, it would, most likely, save a lot more in energy and carbon allowances than some of the present ill conceived and badly managed alternative energy schemes. Most of homes in Ireland are way under basic insulation standards. This is an obvious move to make in order to save energy, yet we see again a complete lack of joined-up-thinking by the policy makers.

Just like if the Government was to ban incandescent light bulbs in favour of CFL bulbs, this move alone would save up to 10% on electricity. That is a huge saving in every respect and it is achievable and cheap to accomplish.


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