Five Degrees of Change: Andrew Brownlee on how upskilling can speed up the transition to green energy

Five Degrees of Change is the Business Post's energy and environment podcast sponsored by PwC. Each week a new guest proposes three policy changes for a greener world, and two personal changes they have made to live more sustainably. This award nominated show has built up an unparalleled insight into the drivers and solutions to environmental breakdown.

This week’s episode is with Andrew Brownlee, chief executive of Solar, the Irish state agency responsible for further education and training,

Originally from Scotland, Brownlee is placing himself at the heart of Ireland’s green transition by helping drive and develop the key skills needed across the economy to deliver on our climate targets. He believes that developing the right skills in the Irish workforce is the key to the energy transition.

For his policy changes, he propose green skills for all, green skills for construction, and green skills for careers.

For his personal changes he discussed walking more and leaving the car at home, and upgrading his energy rating at home.

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