Ireland’s Energy Challenge – Community Solutions Seminar

INVITATION Date: 6th. March 2015

Venue: Halla na Féile, Canopy Street, Cashel, Co, Tipperary (LIMITED FREE PARKING AT REAR OF HALL)

Ireland’s Energy Challenge – Community Solutions

8:30 – Registration
9:10 –Tom Pollard (Chairman, TGBN)  Welcome & Introduction

9.15 – Paul Kenny, CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency, “Why is there a problem with Energy? – Our use of power & the scale of the challenge in Ireland”

9.30 – Errol Close, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Summary of White Paper process and preliminary findings

9.45 – Edel Grace, Keeper Hill/Upperchurch/Kilcommon Wind Awareness Group & Slieve Ardagh Wind Awareness Group

10.00  Facilitated Panel Discussion with Tipperary County Council Representative, Community Representative, Tipperary Energy Agency

10:30 – Dr. David Connolly, Aalborg University, Denmark (Video)

10:45 – Tea and Coffee

11.05 – What is the solution? – Highlighting of exemplar Community Energy Projects – Introduction Gearóid Fitzgibbon
11.10 – Dara Molloy, Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oilean Arann – Aran Islands Community Energy Co-operative
11.20 – John Fogarty, Templederry Community Windfarm
11.30 – Tim Mcswiney – Heating Tralee town from local wood chip
11.40 – Michael Pearson, Principal, Gurteen College
11.50 – Noel Byrne, Energy Communities Tipperary (ECT)
12.00 –Tom Larkin, H & L Environmental Services – Anaerobic Digestion
12.10 – Paul O’ Brien, Solaregy – Photovoltaic energy in Tipperary
12.20 – Q & A, and Closing address by Ms. Nellie Reid, LEED Fellow (& TGBN Steering Group Member)

How to get there

Tipperary GBN(
Tipperary Green Business Network is established in Co. Tipperary to take advantage of the emerging Green Economy, harness its job creation potential, with the longer term ambition of making Tipperary one of Ireland’s greenest counties. The Network receives financial assistance from Local Enterprise Office, Tipperary and is supported in other ways by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, South Tipperary Development Company and Tipperary Energy Agency For more information about the Tipperary Green Business Network or if you would like to become a member please contact TIPPERARY GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK Coordinator on 067 56676/089 4171397 or by email at