6th Annual ESRI-MaREI-UCC Seminar on Energy Policy Research
There is little dissent that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to be reduced globally to combat climate change and that the decarbonisation of the energy sector is a basic prerequisite in this context. The European Union (EU) has put in place ambitious targets for emission reduction and for an increased use of energy from renewable sources. Ireland has mandatory targets for 2020 to reduce GHG emissions (outside of the Emissions Trading Sectors) to 20% below 2005 levels and to increase the share of energy from renewable sources to 16%. Ireland also has a target to increase energy efficiency to 20% by 2020. Moreover, the EU has proposed a target for Ireland to further reduce GHG emissions by 2030 to 30% below 2005 levels.
In this context, the Economic and Social Research Institute and the SFI MaREI Centre at University College Cork will co-host a half-day multidisciplinary energy research seminar. Presentations by researchers from the ESRI and MaREI-UCC will cover engineering and economic perspectives at an Irish and European/International level, and topics will range from aspects of energy policy, climate change mitigation and residential energy efficiency over energy markets to implications for the economy.
Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay Dublin 2
When: May 23rd 8.45 – 13:30
08.45 Registration & Coffee
09.15 Welcome Address
09.30 Session 1: Residential energy efficiency and heat supply – Short-term perspective
11.10 Session 2: The role of electrification and of communities – Medium-term perspective
12.10 Session 3: Implications of the Paris Agreement – Long-term perspective
13.30 Closing & Lunch
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