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New group aims to make Termonfeckin more sustainable and energy-smart

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Termonfeckin is going green with the launch of a new sustainable energy initiative in the seaside village.

Local representatives and community members who recently started the initiative, known as the Termonfeckin Sustainable Energy Community (Termonfeckin SEC), are hosting an information event on Thursday, February 15th. 

Members of the public are invited to the event at 6.30 pm in Scoil Naomh Fechin to learn more about the initiative and how to make their homes and community more energy sustainable. Speakers from the Energy Team will be there to provide information on how everyone in the community can play their part in making their community more sustainable.

The new group in Termonfeckin is part of the nationwide Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) initiative, which is a funding and support programme that helps communities to become energy-smart and more sustainable. Across the country, there are more than 750 similar communities working together to become more sustainable in how they use energy for the benefit of their community.  

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Sustainable Energy Communities aim to use less energy by improving efficiency within the community (e.g. upgrading insulation, improving lighting and heating systems), incorporating renewable energy (e.g. installing solar panels, generating community energy), and adopting smart energy technologies, such as smart controls. The SECs look at projects across homes, transport, local businesses and community buildings such as schools, community centres, and sports facilities.

The Termonfeckin SEC Group enjoys support across various political parties in the area. The steering committee includes Cllr Michelle Hall of Labour, Marian Agrios of Fine Gael, and Anthony Murphy of the Green Party. 

Speaking about the event Cllr. Michelle Hall said: “I'm delighted to be involved in the founding of Termonfeckin SEC which was prompted by The Energy Team.  I believe that the SEC will be a vehicle for positive change in addressing our climate action plan targets in Louth, by providing information about SEAI grants, how to reduce our carbon emissions in Termonfeckin and beginning projects such as retrofitting older houses, active travel and water conservation.”

The Green Party Rep for the area, Anthony Murphy, added: “I believe that the people and energy behind this initiative will help to make Termonfeckin a more Sustainable Village. We want to help reduce costs for residents by helping them to lower their energy bills and move to sustainable energy sources. If you can I would encourage you to visit us on the 15th to learn more.” 

Marian Agrios, the Fine Gael Representative for the area went on to say: “Eugene, Elizabeth and all the team at The Energy Centre in Dunleer have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of energy efficiency, I am urging all residents of Termonfeckin, Baltray and surrounding areas to come along on the 15th to learn how we can all reduce both our energy costs and carbon footprint.”

For more information phone Anthony Murphy at 087 9956717 or email termonfeckinsec@gmail.com

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