Tipperary County Council has adopted a pro-active strategic approach to the development of the tourism sector in the county. The council in conjunction with Tipperary Tourism Company works towards achieving the objectives set out in the Strategic Tourism Marketing, Experience & Destination Development Plan 2016-2021 .
Ireland’s climate is changing and this has implications for the citizens, environment and economy of Tipperary and for the services of the Council. We are already experiencing the effects of a changing climate and can expect to see the following changes:
Sustainable Tipp’ is the title of a co-operative energy transformation of Tipperary’s housing, commercial, public and community sectors over three years. It is a support mechanism for communities, farmers, homeowners and business owners to save energy and money and become more sustainable.
Tipperary County Council Energy Management Achievements
The Council is the leading local authority and one of the leading public bodies in Ireland with regard to meeting its energy efficiency obligations, currently exceeding the 33% 2020 target by 12% in 2017.
The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment has put in place (May 2018) a €500 million Climate Action Fund to support initiatives that contribute towards the achievement of Irelands Climate and Energy targets. The Council intends to actively compete for a share of this funding to activate new and innovative Climate Action projects for Tipperary.
The Community Virtual Power plant (CVPP) is an INTERREG funded European project which aims to demonstrate how community groups can establish their own community based virtual power station and in doing raise awareness of the potential of generating their own energy needs from renewable sources.