• ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop – Energy and Society in Climate Mitigation


    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


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