MaREI/ESRI Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar

May 30, 2022 9:00 am

The theme for this year’s MaREI and ESRI Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar is Energy Security and covers topics related to supply issues, behavioural response/distributional issues, as well as, the linkages to climate action. The seminar builds on a strong history of collaboration between UCC and the ESRI, with both institutions in the SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine.

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9:30 : Introduction/Opening- Alan Barrett & Brian Ó Gallachóir

Session 1 – Climate Action

9:45 : Ireland’s carbon budgets and energy system pathways (Hannah Daly & Olexandr Balyk)

10:00 : Provisional energy system CO2 emissions for 2021 (Brian Ó Gallachóir)

10:15 : Scale-up challenges and the interaction effect of decarbonisation policy measures (Fionn Rogan & Tomas Mac Uidhir)

10:30 : Q&A

10:45 :  5 minute Break


Session 2 – Security of Supply

10:50 : Energy security challenges and options for Ireland (Paul Deane)

11:05 : Integrating renewable hydrogen to achieve energy security through technology diversification (Genaro Longoria)

11:20 : The impact of planning and regulatory delays for major energy infrastructure (Muireann Lynch)

11:35 : Q&A

11:45 : 10 minute Break


Session 3 – Energy Demand

11:55 : How can lower energy demand help Ireland achieve its climate targets? (Ankita Gaur)

12:10 : Energy costs and households (Niall Farrell)

12:25 : What is the potential for active modes to reduce Ireland’s transport emissions? (Vera O’Riordan)

12:40 : Q&A

12:55 : Closing Comments –John Curtis & Fionn Rogan


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