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Colreavy calls on government to take microgeneration seriously

26 March, 2015 - by Michael Colreavy TD

Deputy Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources called on the government to take microgeneration seriously. Microgeneration is a term used to describe the domestic generation of electricity.

Speaking after the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)’s Energy Show, Deputy Colreavy said:

“There is a massive amount of potential for the development of renewable energy projects, both large and small, in Ireland.

“Renewable energy development is a vital aspect in the fight to reduce our CO2 emissions.

“It is also central to securing energy security into the future.

“Therefore, it is encouraging to see such a turnout at the event organised by SEAI.

“Many of the items on show dealt with microgeneration, an area that the current government have yet to take seriously.

“Microgeneration not only encourages household to become energy conscious citizens, it also aids in reducing the price of a family’s electricity and heating bills.

“The scheme which allowed households to sell back electricity units to the ESB was ended last December and nothing has been brought into to replace it.

“If the government is to promote the development of renewable energy, then a central focus has to be placed on microgeneration.

“I would like to congratulate SEAI on organising a successful event and for putting on show some of the best technology available to the public for the development of energy.” 

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