Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has welcomed progress on  County Council’s Energy Efficiency Scheme involving the delivery of energy efficiency upgrade works to 2,500 social housing properties.

To date, 2,450 properties across Clare have benefited from the installation of external /cavity wall insulation, roof and attic insulation, replacement windows/doors and associated works. An additional 50 homes will benefit from upgrade works next year.

The scheme was expanded earlier this year to include PV Solar panels and a requirement for a community benefit where five additional electric vehicle charging points have been installed across the county. Energy efficiency upgrade works have been completed at Active Ennis Leisure Complex and Kilrush Library where new fabric walls, windows and roof; solar panels, and heating and ventilation systems have been installed.

The Energy Efficiency Scheme is being funded by Clare County Council, the Department of Housing and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).