Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (244)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

244. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when the funding for phase 2 of the energy efficiency retrofitting programme will be released to Dublin City Council; the amount requested by Dublin City Council; and the amount that will be made available to Dublin City Council. [2809/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department has provided funding support to local authorities under the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme since 2013 and this will continue in 2021.

Budget 2021 has provided significantly increased funding support of €65 million for a newly revised Energy Efficiency Programme. The new programme has been designed to ensure delivery on the Programme for Government commitment in respect of energy retrofits. The new programme will see a significant upscaling on what has been completed by local authorities in previous years. Works eligible under the new programme include attic and cavity wall insulation or external wall insulation where required, windows and doors replacement, heat pump installation and all associated works. The 2021 programme will see 2,400 local authority homes targeted for upgrade to a Building Energy Rating (BER) of B2 or cost optimal equivalent level.

Allocations will issue shortly to individual local authorities, including Dublin City Council so as to ensure delivery on the energy efficiency upgrade of 2,400 local authority homes in 2021.