Wind Energy now Ireland’s primary electricity source – IWEA

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleIFA asks why 33 Donegal townlands were excluded from ANC schemeNext articleRestaurants and cafes could open by mid-summer News Highland Wind Energy now Ireland’s primary electricity source – IWEA Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Pinterest Wind energy became Ireland’s number one source of electricity for a full quarter for the first time during the first three months of 2020.Figures released this week by the SEAI showed wind energy provided 43.8% up to the end of March, followed by natural gas, which provided 41.8%.Justin Moran of the Irish Wind Energy Association, says last year saw a third of Irish electricity demand met by wind, and this year is set to break that record.He says one of the biggest challenges facing the industry is to improve communication with local communities……Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – April 29, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

SEAS dean appointed to DOE advisory board

first_img Read Full Story Cherry A. Murray, dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been appointed a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). As one of the nineteen scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials on the independent advisory committee, Murray will provide advice and recommendations to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.“These individuals represent some of the best and brightest in their respective fields and it is a great privilege that they have agreed to offer their expertise to the Energy Department,” said Moniz. “Having a diverse set of voices around the table will ensure that the department has a strategic approach to the nation’s energy, science, nuclear security, and environmental stewardship future.”The board includes four standing subcommittees reflecting the department’s major mission areas: science; energy; nuclear security; and environmental stewardship. SEAB reports directly to the secretary of energy. It was chartered in 1990 to provide the secretary with timely, balanced, external advice on issues concerning the department. The board is expected to meet quarterly and at other times as needed.last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Monica Belz – Taking the torch (#42)

first_img 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details Welcome to episode 42 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of Today Randy is talking with Monica Belz, President and CEO of Kauai Government Employees FCU.In essence, credit unions are social enterprises with social missions. Monica discusses what this means and gives us examples of how this impacts how she runs her credit union on Kauai. Monica believes that we can truly forge sustainable, relevant change and it’s in the DNA of credit unions.Monica speaks to us about how important credit unions are, that the torch isn’t being passed to the new leaders of today they are already holding it. She believes that social enterprise is the way for credit unions to stay relevant and that credit unions teaming with local governments and the private sector can move community development to the next level both at home and abroad.Monica has excellent insights into being a mom to three kids, volunteering with nonprofit organizations, and keeping the work-life balance in check. She has seen and done things most of us only dream about, so you don’t want to miss this conversation. Enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher How to find Monica:Monica Belz, President and CEO of Kauai Government Employees [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook Show notes from this episode:Check out all the amazing work Monica and her team are doing at Kauai Government Employees FCUDocumentary mentioned: Free SoloFrom our friends at CUNA: CU Difference – Monica Belz of Kauai Government Employees FCUCU Management: Leadership in Action with Monica Belz, CUDECUNA News: Disaster no match for CEOMonica’s alma mater: Thunderbird School of Global ManagementShout-out: Mel Chiba and Tess ShimabukuroShout-out: Gather Federal Credit Union Shout-out: WOCCU and WYCUPYouTube: World Council 2019 Puerto Rico Engagement VisitShout-out: InclusivShout-out: Credit Union Development Education – Are you a DE? You should be.Shout-out: The entrepreneurship development program “Incubadora Ahora” – an initiative of the Cooperativa Sagrada Familia in Puerto Rico.Shout-out: Linda BodieShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: Lauren CulpBook mentioned: Failing Forward by John C. MaxwellWhat is White Nights of St. Petersburg where Monica got in some trouble? Find out here.Podcasts mentioned: The CUInsight Experience, CUNA Podcast, FreakonomicsAlbum mentioned: Dear Mama by 2PacAlbum mentioned: Lose Yourself by EminemShout-out: HCUL and their annual conferenceBook mentioned: Leading for Growth by Ray DavisShout-out: Mark Weber from StrumPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18 & 37), Linda Bodie, Lauren Culp, Mark WeberYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:38] – Aloha Monica, welcome to the show![02:24] – Andy and Monica discuss their kindred wanderlust spirits.[02:49] – Monica tells us that she is going to go on a five-day rock climbing trip for her 40th birthday.[04:10] – She speaks to us about her love of the outdoors, her need to learn as much as possible.[05:22] – She earned her real estate license right out of high school, following in her maternal family’s footsteps.[06:08] – Monica chats about her life after college and traveling the world as a divemaster.[08:01] – Her travels lead her to snowboard in many places as she trained for the Olympics.[09:43] – She learned to surf in El Salvador in a little fishing village, she now owns land there.[10:41] – She ended up in Kauai to raise her kids while she continued her education and launched her business.[12:50] – Her heart is in international development, and she volunteers for many nonprofit programs.[13:59] – Monica found a listing for an executive position with a credit union on Craigslist.[14:13] – She got the job she applied for and learned what credit unions were all about.[16:06] – How do you find that the World Credit Union Conference field engagements benefit union in Kauai? Can you share an example?[20:15] – She talks about credit unions being social enterprises with social missions.[22:15] – Is getting back to social enterprise the way that credit unions can stay relevant?[26:31] – They discuss a conference that will be in Puerto Rico in May about developing communities.[27:38] – What inspired you to go for the position of President and CEO of the Kauai Government Employees Credit Union?[30:56] – Monica feels like her leadership style is continually evolving, but she couldn’t do any of it without the fantastic team she has.[33:13] – She says the greatest strength of her team is diversity by a considerable measure.[35:52] – She always says, ‘go team go’ is the one thing she says all the time that her team can still finish for her.[36:22] – What mistakes do you see young leaders make over and over again?[38:55] – ‘Wherever you are, be all there’ is a piece of advice she considers over and over.[39:22] – What does your work-life balance look like? What do you do when you have a free day?[40:55] – The first time she got into memorable trouble was in Russia, and she was almost kidnapped.[42:19] – What is your morning routine?[42:58] – Favorite album of all time?[44:03] – What book to you gift all of the time?[44:55] – Her time has become more valuable, and everything else is less important.[45:24] – When you hear the word success who comes to mind?[46:45] – Final asks or thoughts from the listeners?last_img read more