Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) would like to congratulate all of the students from Presentation Secondary School in Thurles on their victory in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland One Good Idea Project. Student Mary Clare Hanafin and teacher Olivia O Brien were leading the project in the school. The theme for the girls project featured how businesses can benefit from energy savings and the different options available. In the final stage of the project for the Thurles school, the girls hosted an information night on April 25th with Tipperary Energy Agency’s own Vincent Carragher presenting all of the different sustainable energy options available to people in the town. Cleary Motors of Thurles made their Electric Renault Fluence Z.E. available for test drives for attendees at the night in conjunction with the CleanDrive project which the dealership is involved with TEA. Attendees were pleased to know that Thurles now has its own charging point located at Thurles train station. As part of the project, the girls were successful in getting local shops in the town to sell eco friendly straw logs.
The National Final was on in Dublin Castle on the 3rd of May where the Presentation Secondary School Thurles were named as the overall winners. Prizes included iPod Touches, iTunes Vouchers and €1,000 for the school. Now the Presentation Secondary School will go on to represent Ireland at the U4Energy Awards which is a competition on energy education which is organised by the European Commission. Congratulations once again and best of luck at U4Energy.