The ‘Community Led Just Transition North Tipperary’ Project is a collaboration between Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative CLG (ECTC) and Littleton Development Association CLG. and Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development CLG. The project aims to mobilise community-led energy efficiency in communities around Littleton, affected by Peat Plant Closures.
The project is being divided into two phases:
Phase 1 will involve informing the public and creating awareness around the project, carrying out technical assessments on houses in the area and enlisting households wishing to partake in the home energy upgrade scheme.
A number of information events will be held along with pop in clinics in Littleton and Ballingarry. Keep an eye on social media, local newspapers and websites of the above mentioned organisations etc. for details.
Phase 2 will involve the retrofitting of participating households following the successful completion of Phase 1.
Community Energy Survey
As part of the Community Led Just Transition Project a survey of energy usage in homes throughout Moycarkey-Borris-Littleton and Ballingarry is being carried out.
To take part in this survey please click here to fill in the online form
Community Led Just Transition Project on TippFM
Listen back to Jim Finn’s Ag Report show on Tipp FM at the launch of our Community Led Just Transition Fund Project featuring interviews with Project Coordinator/Operations Manager Marcella Maher Keogh; Development Coordinator Derry O Donnell; Ballingarry Community Development team members Patricia Wall and Micheal Kealy; and Kay Cantwell of Littleton Development Association CLG. (Interviews start at 11.10)
Energy Information Events in Littleton and Ballingarry 21st & 23rd September
Two information events this month, in Littleton and Ballingarry, will help you learn how to make your home or business warmer, cosier and healthier, while also saving money on home energy bills and benefiting the environment. You will also have the opportunity to learn about what grants are available. The Ballingarry (Thurles) event is on Tuesday 21st September in the Ballingarry Community Centre at 8pm and the Littleton event is on Thursday 23rd September in the Moycarkey Borris Sports and Community Centre, Littleton at 8pm. There is no admission charge to the events.
Funding has been awarded under the Just Transition Fund to the ‘Community Led Just Transition North Tipperary’ Project, which is a collaboration between Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development CLG, Littleton Development Association CLG and Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative CLG. The project aims to mobilise community-led energy efficiency in communities affected by Peat Plant Closures. Two new Community Energy Officers will assist homeowners and businesses in registering their interest in taking part in the scheme. Imelda Goldsboro will be the point of contact for people in Moycarkey-Borris-Littleton, while Anita Hennebry will assist those in Ballingarry.
The Community Led Just Transition North Tipperary’ Project will be rolled out in two phases. Phase one involves carrying out technical assessments on homes and businesses in the area to see what energy upgrade works needs to be carried out. Phase Two will involve carrying out retrofit works and energy upgrades on the properties proceeding. Since 2012, Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative CLG (ECTC) has upgraded over 800 homes and secured over €10 million in investment for Tipperary.
Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) invites applications from suitable candidates for an 8-month flexible part time role as a community energy officer within the communities of Moycarkey-Two Mile Borris-Littleton and Ballingarry (Thurles).
ECTC in association with Littleton Development Association, and Ballingarry Community Development have secured funding under the Just Transition Fund from the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications for carrying out home energy upgrades on houses in the communities of Moycarkey-Two Mile Borris-Littleton and Ballingarry.
As part of Phase 1 these communities wish to have a local community energy officer as the face of the Just Transition Scheme on the ground in each of their respective areas. Please click the link below to download full job description and details to apply. Deadline for applications is Monday 2nd August 2021:
As part of the Just Transition Fund project ECTC is inviting contractors with an interest in delivering home energy upgrades and retrofit services to homes, private businesses and community buildings in the communities of Moycarkey-Two Mile Borris-Littleton and Ballingarry (Thurles) to contact us. To request more details and stay informed about future developments please email: firstname.lastname@example.org