I hadn’t realised it was this inefficient:
It costs approximately €500 to heat a household with peat for a year versus several thousand euros for more climate-friendly sources of energy.
“People are glad to have turf. It’s like having an oilwell in your own back yard,” said Michael Fitzmaurice, an independent member of parliament and chair of the Turf Cutters and Contractors Association. An average household that relies on peat consumes 10 to 12 tonnes per year, he said. “It’s security of energy.”