Energy Seminar in Cashel

Our Energy Seminar, ‘Ireland’s Energy Challenge-Community Solutions’ held in association with Tipperary Energy Agency, was a great success. The seminar took place on the 6th. March 2015 in Cashel.  Close to 90 people were in attendance on the day including a number of Tipperary County Councillors and Deputy Mattie McGrath, TD.   Errol Close represented the Dept. of Energy, Communications and Natural Resources and Michael Woulfe represented Tipperary County Council. A number of people who attended were representing anti-wind awareness and environment groups and they were given time to pose questions and voice their concerns and opinions.

The objectives of the seminar were to engage interested individuals and community representatives in discussion on current and future energy policy in Ireland and help influence the shape of the White Paper on Energy currently being drafted. There was a clear point of view which came across during the day and that is, community ownership is key.

The Department of Energy is currently writing a White Paper on Future Energy Policy in Ireland. All of the speakers were keen the emphasis the need for an ambitious vision for Ireland’s Energy. The example of Denmark was given, where the country is aiming to be energy independent by 2030.

The event featured presentations from researchers, policy makers, and representatives from the local government as well as speakers on exemplar community energy initiatives and businesses in Ireland.

The event was recorded and new videos will be added as soon as they become available.

Paul KPaul Kenny delivering his presentation on Ireland’s Energy challenge at our recent Energy Seminar in Cashel. Well worth listening to.  See video here

Errol Close – Assistant Principal Officer of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources speaking recently  See video here

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