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Launch of Mid East Energy Unit

The three local authorities of Wicklow, Meath, and Kildare County Councils have come together to address their combined climate mitigation ambitions through the formation of the Mid East Energy Unit.

The establishment of the Mid East Energy Unit will provide a platform for the three local authorities to work collaboratively to bring about measurable climate action mitigation, encourage a culture of energy saving and carbon reduction in the region and, with the SEAI, to provide support services for energy management, awareness, auditing, opportunity identification, and project development and delivery in the region.

The SEAI is Ireland’s national sustainable energy authority. They work with homeowners, businesses, communities and government to transform how we think about, generate and use energy. Ireland must use less energy, move to clean energy, and innovate to create new solutions to meet our energy needs. 

Speaking at the launch in County Buildings, Cllr Tommy Annesley, Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, stated that, “the Energy Unit will progress and deliver agreed public sector energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects in the region of the three Local Authorities. These projects will demonstrate best practice, build capacity for the three local authorities and allow for scalable models for future projects.” 

Brian Gleeson, Chief Executive, Wicklow County Council, also acknowledged the work of the Eastern and Midland Climate Action Regional Office who collaborated with the three local authorities and the SEAI in driving this initiative, emphasised that Climate Action “needs to be a whole of organisation effort and in coming together as a region, the potential to effect even greater change is further enhanced.”

Source: Meath County Council

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