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UPDATE: Citizen and Stakeholder Information Session on Ireland’s Energy Policy 2015 – 2030 on 3 June 2015

For those who are attending Citizen and Stakeholder Information Session on Ireland’s Energy Policy 2015 – 2030 you should have received an acknowledgement by email.

For those who cannot attend please see below link to the live stream that will run on the day. Please note that you will not be able to log in until that morning of 3rd June 2015.

ESRI – UCC Energy Research Workshop: 9 June 2015

Date: 09/06/2015

Time: 08.30 – 13.05

Venue: ESRI

This half-day multidisciplinary research workshop will focus on recent work by researchers at UCC and ESRI on a range of current energy policy issues. Both engineering and economic perspectives will be explored, and topics will cover aspects of energy policy; residential energy efficiency; energy markets; and implications for the economy.


08.30: Registration and Coffee

08.45: Ministerial Address: Minister Alex White, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources


Energy Affordability
9.15: How can we strategically address fuel poverty and simultaneously improve energy efficiency? John Curtis, James Glynn, Liam Regan, and Brian Ó Gallachóir

09.35: Is fuel poverty in Ireland a distinct type of deprivation, Dorothy Watson and Bertrand Maitre

International Focus
09.55: How can we achieve a global 2°C target in an efficient and equitable manner?
James Glynn, Socrates Kypreos, Maurizio Gargiulo and Brian Ó Gallachóir

10.15: The EU Power System in 2030: curtailment, congestion and prices
Sean Collins, Paul Deane and Brian Ó Gallachóir

10.35: Tea/Coffee


11.05: Why are we reluctant to do anything about climate change? – Clare Watson, Ger Mullally and Brian Ó Gallachóir

11.25:Hourly consumer’s response to TOU tariffs in Ireland: is information always beneficial? Valeria Di Cosmo, Niamh Devitt, Denis O’Hora

Wind & Infrastructure
11.45: The Effects of Wind Generation Capacity & NAO on Electricity Prices, Generation Costs & Emissions. Muireann Lynch, John Curtis and Laura Zubiate

12.05: On Moneypoint and the interconnector to France. Paul Deane, Valeria Di Cosmo and Brian Ó Gallachóir

Houses and cars
12.25: The effect of energy efficiency label (BER) on property prices – an analysis of the Residential
Property Price Register. Marie Hyland & Anna Alberini

12.45: What will contribute more to emissions reduction in Ireland in 2020 – 50,000 EVs Or improving the efficiency of petrol and diesel cars? Eamonn Mulholland and
Brian Ó Gallachóir

13.05: Closing

To register click here

Citizen & Stakeholder Information Session – Ireland’s Energy Policy 2015 – 2030 on 3 June 2015

Date:                           3 June, 2015

Venue:                        Print Works Centre, Dublin Castle


10.30a.m.                    Registration

11.00a.m.                    Chairperson’s Remarks

11.05a.m.                    Minister White’s Address

The Minister will provide an update on the emerging policy options prior to publishing Ireland’s energy policy statement in September 2015

11.35 – 12.30             Question and Answer Session

Minister White and Mr. Ken Spratt, Assistant Secretary, DCENR

12.30                          Conclusion of session.

RSVP by email with your name, organisation (if applicable) and contact details by 5.00pm Tuesday 26th May 2015 to If your organisation wants to participate but the recipient is unable to attend, you may nominate a colleague in your place.

Please note there will be live streaming of this event.

Energy Ireland 2015 – Crone Park, Dublin 17 – 18 June 2015

Energy Ireland is Ireland’s largest and most long-established energy conference, attended every year by all the key players in the Irish energy sector, as well as many from further afield who maintain an interest in how the energy sector in Ireland is developing.

Click here for the full two-day programme/speakers and registration information.


SAVE THE DATE: Hear the arguments, get informed and make up your own mind: Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 20:00

The Government’s plan is to spend €4 billion building a power infrastructure no one wants, for a wind industry no one needs.

By converting Moneypoint power station from coal to Biomass (wood pellets), we immediately achieve our 2020 Renewable targets.

The obvious choice should be sustainable Biomass, shouldn’t it?

Hear the arguments, get informed and make up your own mind first.

Come along to Lawlors Hotel on Wednesday 13 May @ 8pm to hear a 45 minute presentation given by Malcolm Brown from BW Energy, one of the leading experts in the international energy sector.

SAVE THE DATE: EirGrid Regional Seminars hosted by Irish Rural Link (May 2015)

Save the Dates – Public Consultations on the Future of Ireland’s Electricity Grid.

Irish Rural Link – the national network representing the interest of rural communities on behalf of Eirgrid are hosting a series of free public consultations on the Future of Ireland’s Electricity Grid in the:

Gresham Metropole Hotel, Cork on the 8th May 2015 at 11.00am- 3.30pm;

Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo Town on the 12th May 2015 at 11.00am- 3.30pm;

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk on the 15th May 2015 at 2.00pm -5.30pm;

EirGrid recently launched a discussion paper on the future of the electricity grid in Ireland: ‘Your Grid, Your Views, Your Tomorrow’.  This is essentially the latest review of the Grid 25 Strategy. Feedback is now being welcomed from the public and stakeholders on this draft strategy.

The draft strategy responds to feedback received from the public, as a key part of a renewed effort to encourage greater participation in the decision-making process. It also reflects an updated view of the economic context and available transmission technologies.

The final strategy, to be published later this year, will support Ireland’s wider policy objectives; economic, environmental and social – including the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs and the IDA’s Regional Development Strategy.

As part of the process, EirGrid are holding a number regional forums to obtain the views of communities and representative groups across the country.

For further information on the events contact your local Grid Link Project Information Centre located as follows:

– Midleton Unit 5 Market Green Shopping Centre, Midleton, Co. Cork Every Monday From 12 noon to 6pm

– Kilcullen Market Square, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare Every Monday From 12 noon to 6pm

– Carrick-on-Suir Carrick Community Business Centre at the Nano Nagle Centre, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary Every Tuesday From 12 noon to 6pm

– New Ross The Coach House, Marsh Lane, New Ross, Co. Wexford Every Wednesday From 12 noon to 6pm

– Carlow Enterprise House, O’Brien Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow Every Thursday From 12 noon to 6pm

Note: Information centres are closed on bank holidays

Is Ireland’s Energy Policy Fit for Purpose?

A Debate to Consider if  the current €multi billion National Energy Investment Programme is necessary

Speakers:  Colm McCarthy, Economist, Cllr Eamon Ryan, Leader, Green Party

Followed by discussion

Chaired by Marian Harkin MEP

Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth

On Friday, December 5th at 7.30pm

Further Information from:    Catherine: 087-4189740