New state agency to set up district heating schemes

Environment Minister says new body would be tasked with delivering the first phases of a completely new heating system in Ireland, potentially starting by using the heat created by the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin.

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
11th April, 2021
New state agency to set up district heating schemes
Heat created by the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin could be used to help create a completely new heating system in Ireland. Photo: Getty

A new state agency is being created to deliver district heating systems as part of the state’s bid to reach its emissions targets.

Speaking to the Business Post as part of the Five Degrees of Change podcast, Eamon Ryan, the Environment Minister, said the new body would be tasked with delivering the first phases of a completely new heating system in Ireland, potentially starting by using the heat created by the Poolbeg...

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