Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 20 February, 2008
Written Answers. - Electricity Generation.
Deputy Ulick Burke Deputy Ulick Burke
 Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the grants available to businesses and domestic users who provide renewable energy through private wind turbines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6908/08]
Deputy Eamon Ryan Deputy Eamon Ryan
Deputy Eamon Ryan: Eco-friendly domestic generation or “microgeneration”, involves the small-scale production of heat and/or electricity from a low carbon source. Market studies in the U.K. and elsewhere have found that, in the long term, supported by appropriate market development measures, such generation has the potential to make a contribution to the reduction of energy related CO 2 emissions. Sustainable Energy Ireland is now working towards the launch of a pilot programme on microgeneration later this year which will incorporate some assistance for the provision of microgeneration appliances.
Dáil Éireann 647 Written Answers. Electricity Generation.