Manor families spend millions on energy

Manorhamilton households spend more than €2 million every year on transport and other energy uses.

Manorhamilton households spend more than €2 million every year on transport and other energy uses.

This is the startling total determined through an Energy Audit carried out by GEAI and Love Leitrim volunteers. The study calculates that the 563 households in the town spend over €600,000 on electricity and over €600,000 on other fuels (oil, gas and solid fuels), an average of €2,200 per household. A total of €1 million is also spent on petrol and diesel, an average of €1,600 per car owner.

“What this means is that over €1.5 million of Manorhamilton’s disposable income is spent on imported fossil fuels every year and therefore lost to the economy!” said GEAI Director, Aedín McLoughlin. “People don’t realise the very real potential of renewable energies to reduce imports, generate income and jobs for local communities and provide energy security for the future. “

“Renewable Energies - Prosperous Communities” event taking place on June 24 in the Bee Park Centre, Manorhamilton. It will be a day of presentations, workshops and discussions with many interesting speakers and topics of discussion. Pauline Gallacher from the Neilston Trust (Scotland) and Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader will be the main speakers. The aim is that everyone attending will get a chance to speak and be heard.

Renewable Energies – Prosperous Communities is a free even.

Book seats by calling 071 9643117 or online at goodenergiesalliance.com.