Residents from the Tipperary village of Emly are off to Brussles on June 28 to represent Ireland in the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ of energy competitions. The village, as represented by their Tidy Towns group, entered the Energy Neighbourhoods competition ran by the Tipperary Energy Agency and emerged overall winners beating off stiff competition from communities in Cork, Galway and Waterford. The Tipperary householders managed energy savings of 37%, resulting in massive savings of €740 over the course of the twelve month project. Other neighbourhoods in the national competition averaged energy savings of 18%.
The Emly Tidy Towns group received a cheque for €1,000 and certificates from the European Commission.
Vincent Carragher, energy manager at Tipperary Energy Agency said he was delighted for the residents of Emly. “They really got into the spirit of this project from day one and are deserving winners,” he said.
Tipperary Energy Agency’s aim is to support the development of sustainable energy in the county and beyond. The Agency is committed to providing a comprehensive range of services to all sectors in Tipperary with a view to implementing sustainable energy projects which are developed using best practice. The Agency works in the fields of energy efficiency, energy management, renewable energy and sustainable transport. For more information on the Tipperary Energy Agency please visit www.tea.ie