Opportunity to Eradicate Energy Poverty
A big part of upgrading Ireland’s domestic housing stock provides a huge opportunity to solve the Energy Poverty crisis we have. Energy poverty is an inability to light or heat one’s home to an adequate degree and it currently effects circa. 17% of Irish households. Within the government’s Climate Action Plan, a strategy to deal with energy poverty is correctly identified and aims to alleviate the burden on the most vulnerable in society through actions focused on improving the efficiency of homes, supporting lower-income households with their energy costs and minimising the costs associated with action on climate change. In this regard there are a number of government initiatives focused on upgrading these homes and reducing the levels of fuel poverty.