The annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Workshop will take place on Wednesday 29th September. The event will take place online again this year using the Zoom webinar platform. The focus of the event this year will be on Energy and Society in Climate Mitigation and will feature presentations relating to “Technology and Innovation” and “Leaving no one behind in the energy transition”. We look forward to a series of interesting presentations from researchers in both ESRI and UCD Energy Institute, which will be followed by a panel discussion.
10:15 Welcome Address
Alan Barret (ESRI) and Andrew Keane (UCD)
10.40 Session 1: Technology and Innovation
Chair: Dr Miguel Angel Tovar
Rinalina Lahon, Sarah Stanley, Ciara O'Dwyer and Damian Flynn (UCD): Data centres’ contribution to the Irish energy system
Dr Genaro Longoria (ESRI): Hydrogen for heating and its Impact on the power system
11.30 Session 2: Leaving no one behind in the energy transition
Chair: Lisa Ryan
Aparajita Banerjee and Geertje Schuitema (UCD): Exploring community acceptance
Miguel Angel Tovar (ESRI): Carbon tax and fuel poverty
12:20 Panel discussion: Ireland’s climate targets and research insights
Chair: Marie Donnelly
Registration is open here.