Flattening fossil fuel demand for a greener future

The first National Energy Summit was a robust affair with lively debate, strong findings and a real appetite and desire to collaborate for a better future

From left: Helen O’Sullivan, co-founder and operations manager, Flex Power Solutions; Alex Blanckley, principal, AFRY Management Consulting; Ivan Yates, broadcaster and summit host; Chris Collins, country president for Ireland, Schneider Electric; Edwina Nyhan, director of strategy and regulation, Gas Networks Ireland and Paul Griffiths, chief executive, Mag Mell Energy Ireland Ltd Pictures: Maura Hickey

If there was one thing that summed up the first ever National Energy Summit, staged at Croke Park on Tuesday, April 26, it was active engagement.

Not only were speakers working together and critiquing issues when they arose, but throughout the day, it was clear that when speakers talked about collaboration and moving in the same direction, they practiced what they preached.

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