Paul Deane wins “Champion of Renewables” Award at Irish Wind Awards

Leaders in Ireland’s wind energy industry gathered in Clontarf Castle in Dublin to celebrate the industry’s achievements of the last 12 months. The awards recognised the passionate, committed and growing network of people determined to play their role in leading the fight against climate change.

The awards, now in their third year, are designed to help showcase Irish wind energy and to give prominence to a field that is sometimes overlooked.

Dr Paul Deane, Champion of Renewables Award winner, said:

“I’m so delighted to accept this award for me and my colleagues in MaREI. It is so important now to have independent voices in research. And to look to Ireland to play to our strengths to reduce our emissions, it’s not just about climate issues anymore, its about social issues and, as we have seen beyond our borders, it’s now about very relevant security issues.”

Noel Cunniffe, chief executive, Wind Energy Ireland, said that this year’s winners are an inspiring group of people working hard to drive sustainability through their organisations and he is proud to be part of an industry that is doing so much to tackle climate change.

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Paul Deane - Irish Wind Award