Aran Co-op Renewable Energy Tours

Comharchumann Fuinneamh Oileáin Árainn now offers tours on the islands to demonstrate the progress they have made towards carbon neutrality by 2020.


The tours which, led by Co-op chairperson Dara Ó Maoildhia (right of picture) take in the extensive energy conservation measures that Fuinneamh has carried out on the three islands, to the tune of approximately €2m to date, with the help of the SEAI’s BEC scheme, and the installation of micro-generation. Dara also will discuss the Islanders’ plans for a significant jobs rich development to establish commercial scale energy generation on Inis Mór with the support of a large energy user employer the aim to attract there.


Inis Mór’s innovative community-based recycling scheme run in partnership between Comharchumann Forbatha Árainn and Galway County Council (pictured here) is also a fascinating element in this tour which offers a concrete demonstration of the positive opportunities open to communities ready to engage with the transition to low carbon.


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