Irish public sector saved €120m on energy

The public sector in Ireland saved millions of pounds on energy in 2014. It saw savings totalling €120 million (£93.6m) as a result of energy efficiency measures, according to the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The public sector in Ireland saved millions of pounds on energy in 2014.

It saw savings totalling €120 million (£93.6m) as a result of energy efficiency measures, according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEIA).

That’s equivalent to 1,840GWh of electricity, it added.

The combined total primary energy consumption of 281 public bodies and 977 schools was9,106 GWh and their total energy spend was almost €600 million (£467.8m). That represents around 87% of total spend.

The report found “strong progress”, with four out of five bodies more energy efficient.

William Walsh, Interim CEO of SEAI said: “The report shows clear evidence of positive momentum and the savings possible. SEAI is working with all public bodies to meet the challenges ahead, making sure the public sector is a genuine exemplar.”