Life Sciences and Energy

Inaugural Nordic Green seminar showcases renewable energy advances

By Business & Finance
27 November 2017
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Jim Gannon, CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (Photo: Iain White/Fennell Photography)

The event at The Mansion House is hosted by all of the Nordic Embassies in Dublin on Wednesday, the 29 November and aims to provide information for policymakers and practitioners in Ireland.

The one-day event will show the latest technological advances, discussions on public-private partnerships, investment, planning and regulation.

Nordic-region experts from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland will share their experiences in the areas of offshore wind, wave, bioenergy, carbon-neutral and district-heating policy solutions.

The seminar will be chaired by RTÉ Business Editor David Murphy and will be addressed by Barry O’Dowd, Senior Vice-President, IDA Ireland and Michael Manley, Assistant Secretary, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Jim Gannon said: “Ireland has abundant renewable energy resources, which currently help us avoid hundreds of millions of euro in energy imports each year and, with further development, will help us to meet our future climate ambitions.

“Learning from, and collaborating with, our Nordic neighbours can help us to deliver on that ambition, especially as we look to harness our offshore resources and create sustainable local business and industry around this activity. The Nordic Green event provides an excellent platform for this collaboration to begin in earnest.”