The annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Workshop took place on Wednesday 29th September. The focus of the event this year was on Energy and Society in Climate Mitigation and included presentations relating to “Technology and Innovation” and “Leaving no one behind in the energy transition”. The event featured a series of interesting presentations from researchers in both ESRI and UCD Energy Institute, which will be followed by a panel discussion.
The event and the presentation slides are now available to view online at the links provided below.
10:15 Session 1: Technology and Innovation - view online
Welcome Address - Alan Barret (ESRI) and Andrew Keane (UCD)
Chair: Dr Miguel Angel Tovar
Rinalini Lahon, Sarah Stanley, Ciara O'Dwyer and Damian Flynn (UCD): Data centres’ contribution to the Irish energy system
Genaro Longoria (ESRI): Hydrogen for heating and its Impact on the power system
11.20 Session 2: Leaving no one behind in the energy transition - view online
Chair: Mary Doorly
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 - view online
Chair: Lisa Ryan
Marie Donnelly - Climate Change Advisory Council
John Melvin - Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU)
Ellen Diskin - ESB Networks