National Traveller MABS Launch Report
On Wednesday 12th of October National Traveller MABS launched the report Research on the Energy Efficiency of Mobile Homes for Irish Traveller Communities.
This research was conducted in callobaration with Collaborative Research Project by Atlantic Technological University Sligo.
Travellers living in mobile homes currently face higher energy (electricity and heating) bills mainly due to issues of poor insulation and energy inefficiency in these dwellings. This has in turn resulted in higher levels of energy poverty. This report sets out to review the market in
mobile homes with a view to understanding how, what is currently available, might address the accommodation element of energy poverty experienced by Travellers. As part of this study we also surveyed Travellers to get a snapshot of the patterns of energy usage.