Green Horizons_Saving Energy

One of the biggest contributors to climate change in Ireland are CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels in homes and cars. These made up 36.7% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland in 2022. In this programme Ben, Sadie, Jack and Eoin discuss how energy production and consumption, especially our dependency on fossil fuels, put pressure on the environment and cause climate change, while exploring ways towards energy efficiency to save money and the planet.


This programme guests are:

Niamh Garvey, who is a senior analyst at the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). NESC has been around for 50 years, and its main role is to provide policy advice to the Taoiseach and government on issues that have economic, social and environmental concern, such as housing, transport, social welfare… and now climate action.

Clare O’Connor, energy policy officer with Friends of the Earth-Ireland, one of the environmental NGOs working in Climate Action.

Aoife Cannon, the Education and Schools Programme manager of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

This programme was produced by Sally Galiana. Sound design and music by Bronagh McCabe. Co-production, interviews, and narration: Jack Evans, Sadie Marley, Ben Forrest and Eoin Butler.