Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (840)

David Cullinane

Question:

840. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of homes in each county that have availed of retrofit programmes (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44302/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

A range of Government funded grants are available to householders to suit their circumstances and scale of work they wish to undertake. The measures available under these grants have been progressively expanded in recent years to promote deeper measures and support the transition away from fossil fuel heating systems. The majority of these grants are available to homeowners whose properties were built before 2006. Since the introduction of these grants nearly 400,000 homes across the country have received an energy efficiency upgrade, representing nearly one home in five across the country.

The Government’s Climate Action Plan sets an ambitious target of 500,000 energy efficiency retrofits by 2030. Achievement of this target will be supported by the Project Ireland 2040 allocation of €3.7 billion as well as the range of measures identified in the Plan.

Budget 2020 has allocated €146 million for retrofitting homes and businesses. This record level of investment is an important step towards realising the Government’s Climate Action Plan targets for building retrofits.

The information requested in relation to the number of homes that availed of grants under each scheme, by county breakdown where available, from 2009 to end of September 2019 is set out in the table below. Approximately 40,000 additional homes were also upgraded from 2000-2008 under the Warmer Homes scheme and from 2012 to date under the Better Energy Communities scheme. A county breakdown is not readily available for those properties.

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Better Energy Homes Scheme

Warmer Homes Scheme

Warmth & Wellbeing Pilot

Deep Retrofit Pilot

2009-2019

No. of Homes Completed

No. of Homes Completed

No. of Homes Completed

No.of Homes Completed

Carlow

2438

1904

0

Cavan

4062

2299

1

Clare

9393

3137

2

Cork

32917

14088

8

Donegal

5352

5582

16

Dublin

49873

18239

1130

62

Galway

17033

6416

10

Kerry

10283

4171

3

Kildare

7940

4542

4

Kilkenny

4159

1992

5

Laois

3391

2001

1

Leitrim

1118

1763

1

Limerick

14483

5749

6

Longford

1669

1747

0

Louth

8241

4779

1

Mayo

6376

6111

64

Meath

9339

4112

2

Monaghan

3062

1848

0

Offaly

2476

2637

1

Roscommon

3060

2929

0

Sligo

2464

2401

0

Tipperary

8885

5529

27

Waterford

7896

4460

15

Westmeath

3321

3006

7

Wexford

8494

5170

23

Wicklow

4759

3426

2