Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s new energy initiative launched
Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan has launched a new energy initiative ‘Lets Conserve Energy Together Better’ with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) at an event held at the Limerick College of Further Education.
In developing this initiative, LCETB is co-operating with the European Commission’s Technical Assistance Facility.
Through this collaboration, LCETB will be receiving funds from the European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) to enable it to pursue this project.
With a projected total investment in excess of €16.4m, the new programme will see the LCETB become the first education and training board in the country to undertake such an energy initiative.
It will be implemented across all LCETB schools, further education centres and administrative offices throughout counties Limerick and Clare with the primary objective of reducing overall electricity and thermal energy usage by over 50pc per annum.
“I am delighted to be present to launch this innovative project. I warmly welcome the fact that the LCETB is the first Irish public sector participant in the EU’s EEEF programme,” said the Minister.
“Education has a pivotal role to play in meeting the Government’s 2020 energy reduction targets and I would hope that LCETB’s example will lead the way for other education bodies to follow suit.”
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