UCD Michael Smurfit Business School Sustainability ClubIreland becoming a world leader as a competitive low carbon economy Gabriel D’Arcy CEO Bord na Mona plc 17 October, 2012.
Shannon River Level40 cm higher in 2009 than 1954 record level
How water availability may change, as temperatures, populations and industrialisation increase 1961-90
How water availability may change, as temperatures, populations and industrialisation increase 2070s
Highest Wave Energy Resource in Europe - Up to 76 kW/m
Natural ResourcesWave Resources• Best in Europe - annual average power levels of up to 76kW/m.• Accessible Resource - 21 TWh or 75% of Irelands 2006 electricity requirement.Tidal Resources• NI Coast has good Resources• Viable resources - 0.915 TWh per year.• Could access up to 336 MW as the technology advances.
Biomass Co-Firing: 220kt 2012? 2011/12 (f)• 1,032,000 ET fuel Consumed• 781,000 MWhr Produced• 160,000 ET of Biomass• Represents 15.5 % co-firing• 121,000 MWhr Green Electricity• 137,000 t CO2 abated 2010/11• 917,500 ET fuel Consumed• 700,000 MWhr Produced• 124,000 ET of Biomass• Represents 13.5 % co-firing• 94,500 MWhr Green Electricity• 107,000 t CO2 abated
Recommended Option Lough Termination Point Ree Reservoir Peamount Reservoir Garryhinch Bog River (Bord na Mona) Storage Saggart Shannon (Raw Water ) Reservoir 1 Lough DergParteen Basin River Shannon MDW0158SK53D08
Green Supply Chain Award Bloom 2012 Source Procurement Award Marketing Innovation AwardHealth & Safety
‘we’re the first generation with tools to understand change’s inthe earth’s system caused by human activity, and the last withthe opportunity to influence the course of many of the changes now rapidly under way’ Peter Vitousek Stanford University Biologist
Priority Areas - From Recent EPA Report• Water• Habitat and Species• Waste• Energy – RenewablesBnM is uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in delivering Irelands climate change agenda