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Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI) is an environmental NGO founded in 2011 based in Leitrim. It wants a thriving and climate-resilient rural community, linking sustainability and well-being. It works to discuss the transition towards ecological sustainability, focusing on climate action and circular economy locally and nationally.

GEAI is also an European Solidarity Corps (ESC) coordinating organisation, hosting European volunteers in Ireland and acting as a supportive organisation for young Irish people who would like to volunteer abroad.

For press inqueries contact: 

Press service
aedin@geai.ie
(+353) 71 964 3117
Good Energies Alliance Ireland
Ballinaglera Community Hall
Ballinaglera, N41A2N8
County Leitrim

Public Submissions

Press releases

How green is Leitrim, really?

That was the question a team of young European researchers hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI) spent six months working to answer. In December, the team produced the first Irish county-based carbon inventory report of its kind, the Leitrim Cróga Report. (Cróga means “brave”) “The answer to that question is – it’s complicated!” said Nicoló Tria from Italy, leader of the GEAI research...

Leitrim set to be carbon neutral earlier than mid-century

How can Leitrim reduce its emissions to become carbon neutral by 2030? This question will be discussed at the Leitrim Cróga Climate Dialogue Session in the Bush Hotel on Thursday 20th February at 7pm. The GEAI Cróga report launched last December looked at how much an area such as Leitrim emits carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and also absorbs carbon dioxide by its forests and other...

GEAI welcomes climate change discussion but challenges statements made by Councillors

At their last County Council meeting, a discussion was held on the response of Leitrim to climate change.  Councillor Sean McDermott proposed a motion designating Leitrim as a “Carbon Neutral” county with renewable energy compensating for our carbon emissions, proposing that this would have spin-off for the county in terms of tourism and our green image.  Various councillors were...

Older Policy Submissions

Climate Change “not a priority for the North and Western Regional Assembly”

Our recent submission to the NWRA concerning their Regional Spatial Strategy, has been hard-hitting concerning the report’s lack of emphasis of Climate Change and the urgency of responding to it. Once again, serious climate change commitments are lacking at regional as well as national levels. Climate change is real and is happening right now and every delay or reticence in adopting further...

National Adaptation Framework on Climate Change – still a long way to go

Last September a public consultation on the National Adaptation Framework on climate change  was launched by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and we, at GEAI, submitted our opinion, making thirty-seven recommendations. The document gave a fairly comprehensive overview of the projected impacts of climate change in Ireland d illustrated the governance process to be...

Microgeneration vital in the move towards a low carbon economy

We at GEAI responded to the public consultation on the Design of a new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) launched the 04th of September 2017 by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. The consultation document contains an economic assessment of a new RESS in Ireland followed by an assessment on how to increase community participation and suggestion of a model....