Elphin resident angry over lack of information on energy grants

An Elphin residents says that the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland should have been upfront with people straight away about a lack of funding for retro fit grants.

Liam Butler bought a house at the beginning of the year, and had applied for a grant through Greenwat from Cavan who specialise in efficiency and deep retrofits.

The application was for work up to €90,000 euro and as the work is extensive the family have been renting another property while awaiting a decision on the application.

Liam says that they’ve only just found out there’s no more funding available, but Greenwat understands that officials were aware of that fact since April.

He told Let’s Talk that had they known sooner they would have carried out some remedial works themselves, which would have allowed them move in earlier.