Virtual Conference: 10th MaREI Climate & Energy Research Seminar

The theme for this year's MaREIs Climate & Energy Policy Research Seminar is Energy Security and covers topics related to supply issues, behavioural response/distributional issues, as well as, the linkages to climate action. The seminar builds on a strong history of collaboration between UCC and the ESRI, with both institutions now partners in the SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine.

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Programme

Introduction/Opening

  • Alan Barrett & Brian Ó Gallachóir

Session 1 – Climate Action

  • Ireland’s carbon budgets and energy system pathways (Hannah Daly)
  • Provisional energy system CO2 emissions for 2021 (Brian Ó Gallachóir)
  • Scale-up challenges and the interaction effect of decarbonisation policy measures (Fionn Rogan & Tomas Mac Uidhir)

Session 2 – Security of Supply

  • Energy security challenges and options for Ireland (Paul Deane)
  • Integrating renewable hydrogen to achieve energy security through technology diversification (Genaro Longoria)
  • The impact of planning and regulatory delays for major energy infrastructure (Muireann Lynch)

Session 3 – Energy Demand

  • How can lower energy demand help Ireland achieve its climate targets? (Ankita Gaur)
  • Energy costs and households (Niall Farrell)
  • What is the potential for active modes to reduce Ireland’s transport emissions? (Vera O’Riordan)

Closing Comments

  • John Curtis & Fionn Rogan