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Government Wasting Money on Energy in Public Buildings - new report

28 May 2012

The Government could save up to €100 million in a couple of years if it stopped the waste of energy in public buildings, Dublin Friends of the Earth has found. A new report entitled CUTS THAT DON'T HURT shows that high-spending Government Ministers are not taking the lead in ending costly energy waste in thousands of buildings - schools, hospitals, health centres and many others, where heating is set too high and lights and computers left on when no-one is present.

Dublin Friends of the Earth calls on Government to implement an urgent programme to stop this appalling waste at a time of huge cuts in services. Official figures show that €500 million a year is spent on public sector energy use - and that up to 20% of this can be saved through low-cost measures.

CUTS THAT DON'T HURT is being launched by well-known broadcaster Duncan Stewart on Tuesday, May 29th, at the Greenhouse/EcoUnesco building, St. Andrew Street, Dublin at 1 p.m., followed by a question and answer session. Refreshments will be provided and you are kindly invited to attend.

Click here to download the full report.

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