The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) new podcast explores the choices we’re making every day in our homes, our work and our travel to reduce our energy use and tackle climate change. 180 Degrees, hosted by Tom Halpin, Head of Communications with SEAI, is a six-part series featuring a number of well-known Irish personalities.

The second episode, which is available from today, asks the question, is an A-rated home achievable for everyone?

This round table discussion which talks about Ireland’s attitude to housing and energy upgrades features guests; architect Dermot Bannon, social affairs correspondent for the Irish Times Kitty Holland, SEAI architect Jenny Power and financial journalist and broadcaster Sinead Ryan.

Other guests featured in the series include: actor and climate change activist Aoibhéann McCann, Bernadette Phelan from Business in the Community Ireland; Ali Sheridan, Sustainable Leader at IKEA; Liam Delaney, Professor of Economics at UCD; Cool Planet Champion Karen Finigan; and journalists Geraldine Herbert, Mark Noble, Kevin O’Sullivan, and Mark Hilliard.


180 Degrees is available on iTunes or wherever you download your podcasts. Episode 2, ‘is an A-rated home achievable for everyone’ is available from today, Thursday, 10 October.  To subscribe to the series visit,

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