Conference on Sustainable Transport and Business held in Thurles.

Delegates from around the country and the UK attended the National Sustainable Transport & Business Conference which took place in LIT, Thurles on May 25th.  Potential opportunities for businesses together with Case Studies which showcased the successful implementation of Sustainable Business and Transport initiatives were presented at the conference.  The event was hosted by Tipperary Green Business Network in conjunction with the Tipperary Energy Agency and the EPA Green Business Programme.  The conference was opened by the County Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Siobhán Ambrose and the opening session was facilitated by Seán Keating, Director of Services, Tipperary Co. Council. The keynote address was given by Laura Behan, Head of Climate Change Unit, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and Paul Kenny, CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency, outlined the Tipperary Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2017-2020 and what’s in it for business.  Other speakers on the day included Rodger O’Connor, Gas Networks Ireland, Dave Fitzgerald Dairygold, Lis O’Brien & Ailbe Burke, LIT, James Hogan, Green Business, Conor Molloy AEMS ECOFleet, Ian McDonnell, Alternative Fleet Ltd., Raoul Empey, SEAI, Anne Murphy, IBEC, Thomas Ryan, IFA, Andrew Aveyard, Future Renewables ECO Plc, and Barry O’Donovan ABP Group.

Business and sectoral leaders presented case studies on the benefits of sustainable transport initiatives and more sustainable business practices.  An exhibition area showcased sustainable transport and business solution providers, research and innovation initiatives, sustainable energy technologies and more.  Speaking after the event Rodger O’Connor of Gas Networks Ireland said that it was “a very valuable event, particularly so given that the challenges of transport and business are so closely related”

The Conference was sponsored by Calor, Future Renewables Eco PLC and Gas Networks Ireland and is supported by the Local Enterprise Office, Tipperary, (LEO) and Tipperary Co. Council.

For more information on Tipperary Green Business Network, Tipperary Energy Agency and the Green Business programme, visit and

For those who missed out on the event, or those who would like another look at the presentations from last week, the presentations are now available to view on our website in the Case Study/ Presentation tab.

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