Five Degrees of Change: How renewable energy can do a power of good

In the fifth episode of our Five Degrees of Change podcast, we asked Mark Foley, chief executive of Eirgrid, to offer both personal and policy recommendations to combat climate change

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
29th March, 2020
Five Degrees of Change: How renewable energy can do a power of good
Mark Foley, chief executive of Eirgrid, says that Ireland‘s power system needs to change the way it operates. Picture: Aidan Crawley

Having worked at the top of three different semi-states, Mark Foley, chief executive of Eirgrid, has a unique view of the world, balancing commercial realities with the social and political ambitions of the state.

Eirgrid operates the national electricity grid, which you use every time you turn on your lights at home, or power up your computer at work, or plug in your phone in a coffee shop. It delivers the electric lifeblood of our...

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