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Warmer Homes. A Strategy for Affordable Energy in Ireland

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Everybody should be able to afford to heat and power their home to adequate levels. This fundamental objective is the starting point for Warmer Homes – A Strategy for Affordable Energy in Ireland and acts as the guiding principle for everything that follows. Much has been achieved in recent years through a combination of income supports, programmes to improve the energy efficiency of the housing stock and energy awareness initiatives, but it is timely to develop and implement an affordable energy strategy given the financial difficulties currently being experienced by many in society. This strategy presents a cohesive framework for achieving more affordable energy, ensuring that existing and future measures are targeted at households where the risk and adverse effects of energy poverty are greatest.