Collapse of civilisation

Homeowners can play a part in helping reduce carbon emissions – MREF

Thursday, 6 December 2018 – Irish homeowners can now play their part in helping Ireland reduce carbon emissions by availing of the Government’s new grant supports to install Solar PV to generate their own renewable electricity and, in so doing, slash their bought in energy bills.

Following the stark warnings earlier this week from world-renowned broadcaster, David Attenborough, where he stated that the ‘Collapse of civilization and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon’, Pat Smith, Chairman of the Micro Renewable Energy Federation (www.mref.ie), said that it is everyone’s responsibility to take action on climate change now.

Pat Smith said: “We all have a stake in the survival of the planet for future generations and anyone who can help address this mammoth issue has a responsibility to play their part to help reduce carbon emissions. Every 4KWP of Solar PV installed on a home will reduce carbon emissions by 2 tonnes per year. Acting together, homeowners have the capacity to reduce carbon emissions by millions of tonnes per year.”

Mr. Smith said that the Irish business and farming community were taking this issue very seriously and that MREF was confident that, with overdue incentives and encouragement from the Government, they would also play a very significant role in helping the Ireland address climate change.

He said: “Financial payback alone is no longer a credible excuse for businesses not to invest in reducing carbon emissions. Those businesses that show leadership in reducing carbon emissions need to be recognised and well rewarded by Government.”