• Jim Gannon
  • 2 min read

This two-day event will provide a wealth of insights on the latest technologies and developments in the energy sector - it takes place on the 27th and 28th March at the RDS Dublin

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°

The report shows that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice. These changes impact humanity and ecosystems today. To avoid the risk of long-lasting or irreversible changes to the climate system, it is clear that we must make rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes across all aspects of society. Ireland’s transition to clean energy is an essential part of this.

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. recently announced €77 million government funding from the climate action fund for seven major climate change projects including district heating, electrification of transport and renewable sources for heat. This is a welcome step in the right direction. This comes as part of the Government of Ireland’s National Development Plan that commits to investing €7.6 billion of exchequer funding between now and 2027 to transition Ireland to a low carbon society, with an additional €8.6 billion to deliver sustainable public transport.

The bottom line is that change must come. We need to continue to use less energy at the same time as we develop our local renewable sources of energy. This development will create significant economic opportunity, and will support the transition to a more sustainable economy – one that is not wedded to fossil fuel use.

The SEAI Energy Show is where organisations gather to get up to speed on all aspects of sustainable energy. It is where businesses identify what they need to do to improve their energy performance. The energy savings and renewable energy solutions required for the transition will be on display at the show. Those who exhibit at the SEAI Energy Show have access to a market that is ready and willing to do business. Last year, over €90 million in revenue was generated at the show. That figure is set to grow even further in 2019.

The show is also full of seminars and learning sessions, which are free to attend across the two days. We have CPD Accreditation for some our key seminars too thanks to the RIAI and Engineers Ireland.

To attend one of our CPD accredited seminars you can have a look at what is on offer here

Jim Gannon | CEO of SEAI

Jim Gannon is CEO of SEAI. He is an Engineering Graduate of NUI Galway, with a Masters in Environmental Assessment from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and MBA from the UCD Smurfit School of Business. He has worked within the energy sector throughout his career, delivering projects at a European, national and regional level for public and private sector organisations. This has included projects across conventional and renewable energy, transmission and distribution infrastructure, energy demand management and technology development.

@jamesagannon