ESRI-UCC-MaREI energy research: climate action conference
The conference showcased the findings from a number of collaborative research projects between UCC and the ESRI, undertaken within the national Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Centre, and funded by Science Foundation Ireland and a number of industry partners and Governmental Departments. Presentations focused on a number of key short, medium and long-term topics that will inform Ireland’s forthcoming All of Government Plan on Climate Action.
Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment opened the conference.
Photos and slides from the conference are now available below.
Registration & Coffee
Professor Alan Barrett, Director, ESRI
Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
The next 10 years
Chair: Aoife MacEvilly, Commissioner for Regulation of Utilities
Can we meet our mandatory 2030 GHG emissions reduction target?
Professor Brian Ó Gallachoir, Principal Investigator of Energy Policy and Modelling, University College Cork
Green gas in the energy transition
Professor Jerry Murphy, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork
Growing datacentres in Ireland and possible implications
Dr Desta Fitiwi, ESRI, Dr Muireann Lynch, ESRI, Dr John Curtis, ESRI
Home heating fuels: spatial, socio-demographic and building determinants
Dr John Curtis, ESRI, Dr Miguel Tovar, ESRI, Dr Gianluca Grilli, ESRI
Tea and coffee break
Policies and instruments
Chair: Ann-Marie Colbert, Gas Networks Ireland
Policy pathways for Ireland - How much energy efficiency is residential retrofitting delivering?
Tomás MacUidhir, Ph.D Researcher, UCC and Dr Fionn Rogan, Research Fellow, UCC
Carbon taxes: Revenue recycling and distributional impacts
Dr Miguel Tovar, ESRI, and Dr Muireann Lynch, ESRI
White goods appliances: electricity loads and residential curtailment contracts
Dr William Brazil, ESRI, and Dr John Curtis, ESRI
The future challenge
Delivering a climate neutral Europe by 2050 – The good, the bad and the policy
Dr Paul Deane, Research Fellow, UCC
Close of conference and lunch