Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action
Third Report of the Citizens' Assembly: Engagement with Ms Marie Donnelly
Some in Waterford sent me a text the other day to tell me that Kilbarry eco-estate has received planning approval. It will be Ireland's most sustainable development. Homes will have no energy costs and will have enough power to power an electric vehicle. This will lead to a 50% reduction in the annual footprint of homeowners. Savings of €40,000 a year will be made in respect of social homes with no oil and gas usage. The community will own 30% of the energy as a co-operative. That is what is happening in Waterford. I hope we will be able to use that as a positive example for the future.