Homeowners in Co. Leitrim paying 17% more on average to heat their homes according to new report

A new report into Leitrim’s carbon emissions finds that homeowners are paying on average 17% more to heat their homes compared to the rest of the country.

The CRÓGA report, or Climate-Resilient Opportunities for Generations Ahead, is the first of it’s kind in the country, delving into the carbon emissions across six sectors.

They are; Transport, Energy Industries, Residential, Commercial and Public Services, Industry and Agriculture.

The report also found that the Agriculture sector contributes to to 43% of all green house gas emissions in Leitrim, however, this is the equivalent of only about 1% nationally.

Leslie O’Hora, Director of Good Energies Alliance Ireland, says the age of houses in parts of the county is contributing to the higher emissions and energy costs for some homes.