• Online Event: UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Conference - Thursday 24th September

    The annual

    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. 


    There has been strong research collaboration between UCD Energy Institute and the ESRI in recent years, in particular through the SFI funded ESIPP research partnership. This event showcases a range of research from across both organisations related to energy policy.


    We would be delighted if you could join us for this online event. Registration is open here.



    9:30 Opening by Minister Eamon Ryan

    9:45 Welcome by Andrew Keane (UCD Energy Institute) and Alan Barrett (ESRI)


    10:00 Session 1 - Impacts of Irish energy policy - Moderator: Lisa Ryan, UCD Energy Institute and School of Economics

    Kelly de Bruin (ESRI) - The Economic and environmental impacts of COVID-19 for Ireland

    Ivan Petrov (UCD) - Paying more for less in energy efficient rental properties

    Sarah Stanley (UCD) - Assessment of Operational and Economic Impacts for a 70% Variable Renewables Power System

    11:15 Break


    11:30 Session 2: Climate change and solutions - Moderator: Muireann Lynch, ESRI

    Kevin Forbes (ESRI Visiting Researcher) – Are the Beliefs of the Climate Change Deniers, Skeptics, and Trivializers supported by the Hourly Temperature Data? Evidence from Alaska

    Dana Kirchem (ESRI/UCD) - Industrial demand response for RES-E integration: the case of wastewater treatment

    Paul Cuffe (UCD) - Financial instruments on the blockchain: their role in energy transactions