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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 10 May 2022

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Ceisteanna (185)

Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

185. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the total carbon reduction in 2021 as a result of the EXEED grant scheme; the value of the administration in terms of CO2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22797/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The Excellence in Energy Efficiency Design (EXEED) programme was reviewed and relaunched in early 2021, with significant enhancement in both supporting deeper emissions reductions and more efficient processing and approvals cycles. Since its relaunch it has attracted significant interest, and a strong pipeline of projects has developed.  The total carbon reduction as a result of the EXEED scheme is 4,597.69tCO2. This figure reflects commitments made through stage 2 letters of offer in 2021.

The SEAI assesses value for money in a number of ways, including the cost to SEAI i.e. grant amount offered, per kWh of primary energy saved annually and per lifetime tCO2 saved (over 15 years). This represents very good value for money and within the business case parameters of the programme. The SEAI estimates the cost per lifetime tCO2 saved (over 15 years) is €27.56.

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