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SERVE Workshop – 15th February 2012, LIT Thurles

Final Reminder to Register for SERVE Workshop – Using the Results from SERVE to influence Sustainable Energy Development in Co. Tipperary

 Key issues to be discussed

-          Nearly 100MW of wind installed in County Tipperary but potential for a further 500MW.  What are the impacts of such development?  What are the local benefits?

-          Nearly 20 MW of biomass heating systems installed in the County (residential and commercial).  How can the targets of 144MW be achieved?  How will the investment be managed?

-          1,500 homes per year to be upgrade by 2020 (at a minimum).  Do we have the resources, skills and knowledge to achieve this?  How can efficiencies be improved (group purchasing, community approaches etc)? Where will the funds come from? 

-          What roles will the Local Authority have to take?  Is there sufficient scope with County Development Plans?

-          What does industry need to do?

-          How can we maximise job creation?  Can sustainable energy be a driver of investment and enterprise development?

-          How can we link with EU Initiatives e.g. Convenant of Mayors, Horizon 2020 Research Funding and other Funding

-          What will the future role of the TEA be?

-          What are the key actions and who are the action holders for the next 3 years (to 2015)

-          Should we establish a County Tipperary Sustainable Energy Forum to drive change and ensure coordination

Find out more and register here: http://servecommunity.ie/news/serve-conference-and-events-20112012/serve-workshops-beyond-serve/

SERVE Conference – Presentations and Photos

Presentations from the SERVE conference are available now here – http://servecommunity.ie/serve-conference-18th-november-2011/

Photos from the SERVE Conference have been posted to our Flickr account – http://flic.kr/ps/hDkJ2

Some Results from SERVE Monitoring Revealed

The Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) is doing some analysis of the first phase of data emerging out of the energy monitoring of dwellings in North Tipperary.  Check out the recent articles which give some initial results:

The effect of leaving appliances on Standby – clear evidence of savings to be made:

http://tea.ie/general/turn-off-at-the-plug-not-at-the-remote-controls/

The effect of insulation your home – more comfort and stable temperatures - http://tea.ie/general/the-regulating-effects-of-insulation-in-your-home/

SERVE Presents at Major Conferences

The SERVE project will be presented at a number of significant events in October and November

Mid West Regional Authority – ENNEREG Meeting (

http://www.mwra.ie/European_Union_Projects/FRESHSeminar3-10-11.shtml)

European Conference of Regions on Climate Change : http://www.rhonealpes.fr/646-registration-for-the-climate-conference.htm

World Sustainable Energy Day Presentation

The SERVE project was presented at the World Sustainable Energy Days Building Retrofitting Conference in Wels, Austria on the 4th of March.  This presentation is available SERVE WSED March 2011 Final.

Wood Stoves Register Modified & Last Chance for Grants

The Register of Wood Stove Suppliers has been modified.  This register must be used if you wish to install a wood stoves.

SERVE Grants Supports will be ending soon as the project moves into its final phase.  If you are a homeowner or non-residential building owner please contact North Tipperary Co Co at 067 44671 now.

Check out SERVE Photo Stream

SERVE maintains an up to date Photo Stream on Flickr.  Check it out here