• Registration now open for ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop – Energy and Society in Climate Mitigation

    The annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Workshop will take place on Wednesday 29th September. 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)

    10.25  Session 1: Technology and Innovation

    Chair: Dr Miguel Angel Tovar

    Rinalini 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


    11.20  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: Lisa Ryan

    Marie Donnelly - Climate Change Advisory Council

    John Melvin - Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU)

    Ellen Diskin - ESB Networks

    13.00  Close


    Registration is open here.