Renewable Energy Ireland partnered with Midlands 103 Radio in November 2023 to cover a range of renewable energy topics from leaders in the field.
1. Climate Change
Marie Donnelly, Chairperson of the Climate Change Advisory Council, discusses the role of renewable energy in relation to climate change.
Marie spent thirty years with the European Commission, ultimately as Director for Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, advocating to provide a fair deal for consumers; putting energy efficiency first; and achieving global leadership in renewable energies.
Renewable Energy Ireland partnered with South East Radio to discuss a variety of renewable energy topics over a 12 week period in the spring and early summer of 2023. Wexford listeners had the opportunity to hear and learn about offshore wind, the importance of electricity grid, the impact of wind energy on electricity prices, solar and bioenergy, energy storage and district heating among the topics.
Why we need renewable energy
Justin Moran of Wind Energy Ireland discusses why we need renewable energy, particularly offshore wind energy on Green Horizon on South East Radio in association with Renewable Energy Ireland.
Why the electricity grid is important to our renewable energy future
Noel Cunniffe of Wind Energy Ireland discusses why grid is important to our renewable energy future and the opportunities for Rosslare Port on Green Horizon on South East Radio in association with Renewable Energy Ireland.
The Potential of offshore wind
Úna Brosnan of Mainstream Renewable Power talks about the potential for the development of offshore wind in Ireland on Green Horizon on South East Radio in association with Renewable Energy Ireland.
Ronan Conron of SSE talks about solar energy on the Green Horizon series on South East Radio in association with Renewable Energy Ireland.
Seán Finan, CEO of the Irish Bioenergy Association, talks about bio-energy on Green Horizon on South East Radio in association with Renewable Energy Ireland.
How communities can engage and benefit from offshore wind
Roger McMichael of Oceanwinds contributes to the Green Horizon series about the Scottish experience of how communities can benefit from offshore wind.
Bobby Smith of Energy Storage Ireland gave listeners to Green Horizon, in association with Renewable Energy Ireland a sense of what energy storage is and how it can store clean renewable energy to use during times when wind is less plentiful.
The offshore environment and wind farms
Dr Caroline Roche of Energia contributed to the Green Horizon series in association with Renewable Energy Ireland, giving listeners a sense of the effort that wind farm developers take to understand and take care of nature near proposed wind farms.
Renewable energy and its impact on electricity prices
Dr Muireann Lynch of ESRI gave listeners to the Green Horizon series in association with Renewable Energy Ireland a valuable insight into the positive impact wind and other renewable energies can have on electricity prices.
Dr David Connolly of the Irish District Energy Association, gave listeners to the Green Horizon series a sense of what district heating is and how people can employ it and gain from it.
What people can expect as we develop and get offshore wind farms into operation
Brian Hegarty of ESB contributed to the Green Horizon series on South East Radio in association with Renewable Energy Ireland. The discussion covered what people in communities local to offshore wind farms can expect and gain from offshore wind.
Economic opportunities associated with offshore wind
Vanessa O’Connell of Inis Offshore talked to Alan Corcoran of South East Radio as part of the Green Horizon series in association with Renewable Energy Ireland. They talked about the potential for a whole new offshore wind industry for Ireland.