Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (566)

Dara Calleary

Question:

566. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount of funding to be allocated to the climate action fund over the lifetime of the national development plan 2018-2027; the amount allocated in each year over the 2018 to 2020 period to the fund; the amount of funding allocated for each approved project in 2018 and 2019, in tabular form; and the amount issued in payments to date. [53062/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Climate Action Fund will provide €500 million support to projects over the period of the National Development Plan from 2018 to 2027. There have been no support payments to date under the fund. It is estimated that the annual expenditure will be approximately €10 million in 2020, €30 million in 2021, €40 million in 2022, €80 million per annum in the years 2023 to 2026, and €100 million in 2027.

Following the first call for applications, I announced the seven successful projects which will receive up to €77 million in support. Details of the projects including the maximum funding allocated to each project is available on my Department's website at the following link: https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/climate-action/topics/climate-action-fund/call-for-applications/first-call-2018/project-assessments/Pages/default.aspx.