SERVE Workshop – 15th February 2012, LIT Thurles

February 10th, 2012 | Posted by Seamus

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/

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