Michael McDowell has recently claimed in The Irish Times that those proposing supremacy of renewable energy in Ireland are 'pursuing irreconcilable goals'. Is he right, or are we on the cusp of a renewable energy revolution here?

A lot of the cutting– edge work on this subject is being done at MaREI, the Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research at UCC. In this First Thought Talk at the Galway International Arts Festival, Brian O’Gallchoir, Director of MaREI and Professor of Energy Engineering at UCC, brings us right up to date on Ireland’s renewable energy capacity, both now and into the future.

Brian is in conversation with Rory Monaghan of NUI Galway.