Climate change is a reality and Ireland must play its part in lowering its carbon emissions. To do this requires a shift in the ways we generate energy and use it. We must switch from burning fossil fuels to using renewable sources of energy. But which ones? What will it cost? What good is this to households? To the community? Why should rural communities get involved at all.
These questions will be debated at the “Renewable Energies – Prosperous Communities” event in Manorhamilton, organised by local NGOs interested in energy sources and uses and supported by Bord na Móna and Agenda 21. The event is directed at the local population as well as other interested organisations, statutory bodies and decision-makers. This is a bottom-up approach to the evolution of a carbon neutral economy and the emphasis of the event will be on empowering the community to take their energy future into their own hands.