The Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte T.D., announced on the 14th March, the launch of a capital fund of €7.5M to support sustainable energy investments in 2012 in the public, commercial, industrial and community sectors.
This fund aims to deliver a major increase in the pace, scale and depth of sustainable energy investments in upgrading existing buildings and facilities.
The fund is now open but the deadline is extremely tight – the final date for receipt of applications by SEAI is Monday 30th April 2012. All successful applicants to the scheme will be informed in June 2012 with works to be completed by 15th of November 2012.
Those who attended Declan Meally’s presentation as part of the IRI seminar programme at FM Ireland 2012 received a sneak preview of the new call for applications under the Better Energy Workplace Scheme 2012. He emphasised that the scheme was oversubscribed in 2011 and they expect it to be highly competitive in 2012.
Full details of the scheme are given on the SEAI website. Visitors to the site will find the following: