Energy is perhaps the world's greatest challenge at the moment. With grave issues like global warming and climate change at stake, we've all got to start reducing the energy that we waste and being more efficient with the energy that we use.

The policies of Wicklow County Council incorporate our responsibility to ensure that energy is used as sustainably as possible. Chapter 14 - Energy & Telecommunications of the County Development Plan 2010 -2016 outline the policies and objectives that protect and make the best use of energy resources in County Wicklow.

Useful websites

  • Sustainable Energy Ireland. This is a very comprehensive site that details different types of energy including newer renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, grants that are available, information of saving energy in the home or business and has a range of publications to download.
  • Power of One Campaign Useful information and case studies from homes and businesses, with lots of tips and information
  • The Climate Change website for Ireland. Information and tips on climate change facts and energy efficiency.
  • Electiricty Supply Board Information for householders and businesses on using electricity and understanding your bill.
  • Airtricity website Understanding your bills and wind energy
  • Bord Gais Website Energy saving tips and information
  • ENFO The website of the Department of Environment information website