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180 degrees is a podcast series that looks at the energy choices we make when it comes to transport, our homes, business and technology.For Season 2, we’re sharing stories from people across Ireland, working towards a cleaner energy future. We’re talking about sustainable transport, energy in the home and in our communities, how businesses and public sector bodies are cutting carbon emissions and how energy research is informing policy decisions. Subscribe to '180 Degrees' wherever you get your podcasts and don't miss our inspiring stories from people creating a cleaner energy future.

180 degrees is a podcast series that looks at the energy choices we make when it comes to transport, our homes, business and technology.For Season 2, we’re sharing stories from people across Ireland, working towards a cleaner energy future. We’re talking about sustainable transport, energy in the home and in our communities, how businesses and public sector bodies are cutting carbon emissions and how energy research is informing policy decisions. Subscribe to '180 Degrees' wherever you get your podcasts and don't miss our inspiring stories from people creating a cleaner energy future.

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Ireland

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180 degrees is a podcast series that looks at the energy choices we make when it comes to transport, our homes, business and technology.For Season 2, we’re sharing stories from people across Ireland, working towards a cleaner energy future. We’re talking about sustainable transport, energy in the home and in our communities, how businesses and public sector bodies are cutting carbon emissions and how energy research is informing policy decisions. Subscribe to '180 Degrees' wherever you get your podcasts and don't miss our inspiring stories from people creating a cleaner energy future.

Twitter:

@SEAI_ie

Language:

English

Contact:

018082090


Episodes

5: Becoming a sustainable energy community

1/14/2021
In this episode, Louise speaks to Carol Loftus, from Mulranny Sustainable Energy Community (SEC), about how the local community came together to reduce their energy consumption, and change behaviour that will have a positive impact on climate change. Ruth Buggie from SEAI’s Sustainable Energy Communities programme outlines the support SEAI and other communities can offer aspiring SECs across Ireland.

Duration:00:32:41

3: Why I switched to an EV

12/17/2020
Host Louise Ryan finds out why Jan-Bart Spang, Co. Cork, switched to an electric vehicle and how he’s finding it so far. Jan-Bart explains what motivated him to make such a change, how he found the process from researching cars to getting a home charger installed, and what are the benefits of driving electric. Shane Prendergast from SEAI’s Transport team, along with Jan-Bart, helps to dispel outdated concerns about ‘short range’ and ‘lack of chargers’ and looks to the future of EVs in...

Duration:00:41:34

2: How energy research is shaping Ireland's future

12/3/2020
Joining Louise are Paul Blount, Portfolio Director at Coillte, and Dr Lucy Corcoran from SEAI’s Research and Innovation Department to discuss how energy research is informing Ireland’s Climate Action Plan. Paul has a wealth of experience in wind energy and is the Irish Wind Energy Association’s (IWEA) Person of the Year 2020. He recently led the model development and analytics aspects of an innovative wind energy project supported by SEAI. While Dr Corcoran leads a range of energy research...

Duration:00:31:49

1: Are green hotels here to stay?

11/19/2020
Our first episode features Áine Martin, Green Team Leader at Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare and Dearbhla Stapleton, Programme Manager for Business and Industry at SEAI. Áine tells host Louise Ryan about Hotel Doolin’s journey towards becoming Ireland's first carbon neutral hotel. While Dearbhla explains how Irish businesses can become more energy efficient with SEAI’s support.

Duration:00:27:36

Series 2 Trailer

11/11/2020
For Season 2, we’re sharing stories from people across Ireland, working towards a cleaner energy future. We’re talking about sustainable transport, energy in the home and in our communities, how businesses and public sector bodies are cutting carbon emissions and how energy research is informing policy decisions. Episode 1 will be released on Thursday, 19th November. Subscribe to '180 Degrees' wherever you get your podcasts and don't miss our inspiring stories from people creating a cleaner...

Duration:00:02:41

7: Bonus episode: A special recording with Mary Robinson

3/6/2020
Former President Mary Robinson's inspiring keynote address, recorded live at the 2020 SEAI Public Sector conference in the Helix DCU.

Duration:00:19:35

6: What can the individual do to tackle climate change?

12/5/2019
There are many people who want to make a difference but are not sure where to start. In this episode, we talk about the challenges and opportunities available to people in Ireland. Chatting to us on this topic is Actress and climate change activist Aoibhéann McCann, Environment & Science Editor at the Irish Times Kevin O Sullivan, Gillian Gannon from the SEAI community programme and Karen Finigan, Cool Planet Champion and chairperson of the Kilanerin Ballyfad Sustainable Energy Community in...

Duration:00:44:31

5: Ep 5: Ireland’s energy future

11/21/2019
What do you think Ireland’s energy system might look like in say 2050? We talk to Liam Delaney, Professor of Economics at UCD, Met Eireann Meteorologist, Liz Walsh and Ruth Buggie, Sustainable Energy Communities Programme Manager at SEAI about the impact of climate change on Ireland in the future and what can we do now to positively alter the path we're on.

Duration:00:39:49

Teaser: What will Ireland's energy future look like

11/20/2019
We talk to Liam Delaney, Professor of Economics at UCD, Met Eireann Meteorologist, Liz Walsh and Ruth Buggie, Sustainable Energy Communities Programme Manager at SEAI about the impact of climate change on Ireland in the future and what can we do now to positively alter the path we're on. Episode available to download on Nov 20th at 7am.

Duration:00:00:41

4: Ep 4: Are businesses doing enough to tackle climate change?

11/7/2019
Do you think Irish businesses have a role in tackling climate change? For many companies; a shortage of time, money, resources and knowledge can prevent them from moving forward. . For some, there is also a fear of drifting into the green washing space. For an in-depth chat on this topic, we speak to; Ali Sheridan, Irish Times journalist Mark Hilliard, Bernadette Phelan from Business in the Community Ireland and Fergus Sharkey, Head of Business and Public Sector programmes at SEAI.

Duration:00:43:17

Teaser: Are businesses doing enough to tackle climate change?

11/4/2019
Do you think Irish businesses have a role in tackling climate change? For many companies; a shortage of time, money, resources and knowledge can prevent them from moving forward. For some, there is also a fear of drifting into the green washing space. For an in-depth chat on this topic, we speak to; Ali Sheridan, Irish Times journalist Mark Hilliard, Bernadette Phelan from Business in the Community Ireland and Fergus Sharkey, Head of Business and Public Sector programmes at SEAI.

Duration:00:00:36

3: Ep 3: Lisa O'Brien answers your questions about building upgrades

10/24/2019
Quantity Surveyor Lisa O’Brien and SEAI's Jenny Power and Brian McIntyre answer your concerns about energy efficiency upgrades and talk about the financial side of upgrading your home

Duration:00:41:51

Teaser episode: Quantity Surveyor Lisa O’Brien talks about the money stresses when upgrading your home

10/21/2019
Quantity Surveyor Lisa O’Brien and SEAI's Jenny Power and Brian McIntyre answer your concerns about energy efficiency upgrades and talk about the financial side of upgrading your home. Episode will be live on Thursday 24th at 7am.

Duration:00:00:29

2: EP 2: Is an A rated home achievable for everyone?

10/10/2019
Are you interested in learning more about how Irish houses perform compared to years ago? This round table discussion talks about Ireland’s attitude to housing and energy upgrades with guests; architect Dermot Bannon, social affairs correspondent for the Irish Times Kitty Holland, SEAI architect Jenny Power and financial journalist and broadcaster Sinead Ryan.

Duration:00:36:50

Teaser Ep 2 featuring Dermot Bannon

10/7/2019
Dermot Bannon gives his view on why people sometimes get it wrong when deciding what is best for their home

Duration:00:00:31

1: Ep 1 – Should I buy now or wait to buy an electric car?

9/26/2019
Are you thinking about buying a new car? You may be interested in listening to our new podcast on electric vehicles. In this episode, we discuss the electric car market in Ireland, Europe and where perhaps the market will be by 2030. Discussing this is Journalist and motoring expert Geraldine Herbert, car reviewer Mark Noble, also known as Nobby from FM104s Strawberry Alarm Clock and Graham Brennan, Transport Programme Manager with SEAI.

Duration:00:34:46

Teaser: Electric cars in 2025 in Ireland

9/23/2019
What will the motoring landscape in Ireland look like in 2025? Journalist and motoring expert Geraldine Herbert thinks it will be unrecognisable... To hear the full episode it will be available to download on Sept 26th.

Duration:00:00:29

180 Degrees - Podcast Trailer by SEAI

9/16/2019
Welcome to the preview of 180 degrees. 180 degrees is a new podcast series that looks at the energy choices we make when it comes to transport, our homes, business and technology. Throughout the series we talk to guests such as architect Dermot Bannon and quantity surveyor Lisa O’ Brien about tips for home energy upgrades. We talk to experts in the field of motoring about the future of electric cars as we are joined by leading business experts to discuss what businesses can do to tackle...

Duration:00:02:47