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Inland Fisheries Ireland Awarded Prize in SEAI Energy Awards 2023

23rd November 2023
The IFI team at the SEAI Energy Awards ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House recently
The IFI team at the SEAI Energy Awards ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House recently

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has been awarded first prize in the ‘Leadership in Public Sector Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency’ category at the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland’s (SEAI) 20th Annual Energy Awards ceremony recently held at the Mansion House in Dublin.

The award recognised IFI’s efforts since 2009 to improve its energy efficiency by 44.5 per cent, thanks to initiatives suhc as the installation of 18 solar PV systems, the addition of 52 electric vehicles to its fleet and the development of a national EV charging network at 32 locations to date.

Brian Beckett, director of IFI Dublin said: “We are grateful and humbled to be among Ireland’s leading businesses and State agencies in decarbonisation in Ireland today… This award recognises years of tireless effort by all of the IFI team.

“Sincere thanks and congratulations are due to all IFI staff for their drive and commitment to energy efficiency improvement and a sustainable future for all. The commitment and leadership shown by our board and senior leadership team matched by the ambition and creativity of our local and national Green Teams will ensure that we reach and exceed our decarbonisation targets to 2030 and beyond.

“We’re convinced that creativity, collaboration, partnership and innovation are the keys to unlocking a sustainable future for all and we welcome all opportunities to work with those who have common goals in this critical area.”

This year at the SEAI Energy Awards there were 40 finalists from 114 applications, who collectively reduced energy consumption by 16%, saving €50 million. The renewable energy produced by the 2023 entrants is equivalent to powering over 400,000 homes per year.

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