The annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Conference will take place on Thursday 24th September. This year the event will be a half day event and will take place online. We are delighted to have Minister Eamon Ryan (Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport) to open the event and look forward to a series of interesting presentations from researchers in both ESRI and UCD Energy Institute.
Registration is open here.Read More
ESIPP researchers Vanja Medugorac, Dr. Aparajita Banerjee and Dr. Geertje Schuitema followed the closure announcements of the Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesborough - Ballyleague, and the impacts on the peat-extraction business of Bord na Móna. The researchers visited the community and spoke to many workers and community members to gather preliminary information about these developments in the Midlands area. The aim of this research was to explore what people in the Lanesborough - Ballyleague community think about recent energy-related developments in their community. A brief report from the survey findings is available at the following link:
This forms paret of the research on work package MSP3: Consumer Behaviour in an Integrated Energy SystemRead More
In partnership with UCD Institute for Discovery, UCD Energy Institute is delighted to invite you to join thought leader Dr. Eddie O'Connor, Executive Chairman of Mainstream Renewable Power, on the 'Zoom for Thought' chat series on Thursday July 23rd @ 2pm IST where he will discuss:
‘The New European Green Deal in Ireland'
Registration link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rbvdTkORT8aSa-BJQcbeNg
The event kicks off at 2pm sharp and finishes at 2.30pm.
Update: Top Takeaway Thoughts and video link available at https://www.ucd.ie/discovery/zoomforthought/theneweuropeangreendealinireland.htmlRead More
Ongoing research within ESIPP and the UCD Energy Institute has highlighted the signficant role the Hydrogen can play in Ireland's energy future as part of an integrated energy system. In the following paper we have outlined the role Hydrogen can play and some of the steps and recommendations to get there including the development of a National Hydrogen Strategy.
Read more on The need for a Hydrogen Strategy for IrelandRead More
Congratulations to Junru Chen (one of our first PhD graduates) who received the 2019 Chinese Outstanding Overseas Student Award. This is a Chinese national award which is awarded to only 500 people all over the world from a variety of majors. It is expected that the award ceremony will take place following the Covid19 pandemic.
Junru has been offered an associate professor role from Xinjiang University, one of the top universities in China, which he will take up once international travel resumes.