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*Lisdoonvarna’s Theresa O’Donohoe will chair the webinar.

An introduction to community energy will be provided for communities, householders and small businesses in the form of an ‘Energy Matters’ webinar on Tuesday.

Advice for energy grants on offer will be some of the information disseminated at the webinar on Tuesday June 22nd which runs from 8pm to 9pm.

Gloria Callinan of the Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) will speak about Sustainable Energy Communities (SECs) and how hundreds of communities in Ireland are already working together to become more sustainable in how they use energy.

“An energy project requires time, commitment and an informed approach. Working together as a community means a shared workload, better value for money, and a bigger impact,” Gloria said. “We can reduce energy bills in the community by doing local energy projects. Changing our energy use creates one of the biggest impacts for sustainability and the environment – acting together means this impact goes even further”.

Guest speakers include Christy Leyden of Clarecastle Community Development, David Flannery of, Cllr Cillian Murphy (FF) and Cllr Joe Garrihy (FG). The webinar will be chaired by Theresa O’Donohoe of Clare Environmental Network and one of the founding members of Clare PPN.

Christy will speak on ‘Green Your Festival’ training programme, David will discuss the joint venture between and Electric Ireland to retrofit 35,000 homes. Both Cllr Murphy and Cllr Garrihy will share their experiences of working with sustainable energy communities in Kilkee and Lahinch respectively.

Visit the social media accounts of the CLDC and Clare PPN to register or click below.


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