Dublin Bus signed a partnership agreement with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), to become a member of the SEAI’s Public Sector Energy Partnership Programme.
Dublin Bus operates a fleet of 920 buses covering 57 million kilometres annually. As the largest public transport provider in the Greater Dublin Area, Dublin Bus is committed to playing its role in meeting the government’s target of reducing public sector energy usage by 33% by 2020.
Since 2008, Dublin Bus has been working with SEAI on a range of energy management practises. While significant savings have been achieved in the areas of electricity and gas consumption, Dublin Bus’ membership of SEAI’s Partnership programme means the company can build on the results achieved to date and continue to adopt advances in energy management practises.
At today’s signing, Chief Executive of Dublin Bus, Paddy Doherty said; “Over the years, Dublin Bus has pursued policies to reduce and manage fuel consumption and emissions, waste and energy usage. Therefore, it is a natural progression for us to fully support and commit to achieving this target of 33% in energy savings. We look forward to working in partnership with the SEAI to further drive efficiencies and deliver environmental benefits for the country.”
Also commenting on the partnership, Dr. Brian Motherway, Chief Executive with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) said; “I’m delighted that Dublin Bus has joined our Public Sector Partnership programme and is now among the many organisations working to reduce their energy costs and environmental impact. SEAI is helping many public bodies to reduce energy use in their buildings but Dublin Bus show that huge gains can also be made in transport. The agenda of reducing energy dependence and becoming more competitive is of growing importance in all sectors.”
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