Media ProjectsDr. Kirk Shanks and Aodhan MacPhaidín have fronted many reports and media energy saving campaigns. Some of their appearances are detailed below.
My Family Aren't WastersIn this RTE show, two families with high carbon footprints undertake a series of challenges to reduce the amount of energy and resources they waste. They are advised and monitored by our two energy experts, Dr. Kirk Shanks and Aodhan MacPhaidín, who’ve install state of the art sensors to see how electricity, gas and oil are used and wasted.
The idea of this very successful series was that the families should change their ways rather than just buy eco-friendly appliances.
Revisit the series on www.rte.ie/tv/wasters or each episode as below:
|Episode One - Why we need to stop being wasters||www.rte.ie/tv/wasters/ep1.html|
|Episode Two - The electricity challenge||www.rte.ie/tv/wasters/ep2.html|
|Episode Three - The gas (non-electrical power) challenge.||www.rte.ie/tv/wasters/ep3.html|
|Episode Four - The transport challenge.||www.rte.ie/tv/wasters/ep4.html|
|Episode Five - Waste and recycling challenge.||dynamic.rte.ie/av/243-2385864-512-288.smil|
|Episode Six - Are they still wasters? The revisit.||dynamic.rte.ie/av/243-2388658-512-288.smil|
Power of One Street
In 2008, in phase two of the Power of One Street, five more families across Ireland took part in the energy saving programme and also two businesses and one School.
Take a look at how they fared on www.powerofonestreet.ie
Six-one newsSix-one news reported on the progress of the Power of One Street campaign
|22 March 2007||www.rte.ie/news/2007/0322/6news_av.html?2231286,null,230|
|20th April 2007||www.rte.ie/news/2007/0420/6news_av.html?2240499,null,230|
|5th June 2007||www.rte.ie/news/2007/0605/6news_av.html?2255842,null,230|
|25th July 2007||www.rte.ie/news/2007/0725/6news_av.html?2273114,null,230|
|19th Oct 2007||www.rte.ie/news/2007/1019/6news_av.html?2300979,null,230|
|14th April 2008||www.rte.ie/news/2008/0414/6news_av.html?2361734,null,230|
|6th June 2008||www.rte.ie/news/2008/0606/6news_av.html?2384195,null,230|
Power of One-Energy TipsPower of One Energy Tips are presented by Aodhan MacPhaidín on YouTube
|Kitchen Energy Tips:||www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc_fGRnKfPM|
|Heating The Home - Energy Tips:||www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGAmnKg0k4Q|
|Attic Insulation Energy Tips:||www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI2CsNkDCDk|
|Appliances Energy Tips:||www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WdbOnEPQ0I|
|Heating Tank Insulation Energy Tips:||www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbgDTKo1hcg|
Morning IrelandHomes of political party environment spokespersons were tested by our Energy Experts on behalf of Morning Ireland in February 2007. In the first in a series, the PDs Fiona O'Malley and Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan allowed Morning Ireland to carry out an energy audit of their homes www.rte.ie/news/2007/0212/morningireland_av.html?2218265,null,209
Our two energy experts, Dr. Kirk Shanks and Aodhan MacPhaidín, accompany Aoife Kavanagh on visits the homes of Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael, and Eamon Ryan, Green Party, to see how green political representatives are at home www.rte.ie/news/2007/0213/morningireland_av.html?2218708,null,209