The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) are co-hosting the inaugural National Energy Research and Policy Conference on November 20 2019
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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) are co-hosting the inaugural National Energy Research and Policy conference on November 20 2019.

This conference, which will be held on Wednesday, November 20, from 8.30am-4pm at the Alex hotel, Fenian St, Dublin 2, will be of particular interest to those working in the energy sector, bringing the energy industry, research and policy communities together, and aiming to:

1.) Facilitate discussion on the role of energy research and policy in achieving Ireland’s long-term clean energy goals
2.) Ensure that energy policy development and implementation is informed by the best research and scientific advice possible
3.) Ensure researchers are aware of current and future energy policy priorities

In the recently published all-of-government Climate Action Plan to tackle climate breakdown, a target was included for 70 per cent of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.

This particular challenge will be a focal discussion point, with the 2019 conference theme focusing on Transformation of Ireland’s Electricity Sector.

Minister Richard Bruton will open the conference, followed by presentations and panel discussions from a range of energy industry stakeholders, leading energy researchers, as well as policymakers.

Conference panel discussions will address the role of research and innovation in meeting Ireland’s 2030 energy objectives, as well as the key challenges in transformation of Ireland’s electricity sector.

Speakers and panellists


  • Aoife MacEvilly, CRU
  • Colm De Burca, ESB
  • Eamonn Confrey, DCCAE
  • Dr Lucy Corcoran, SEAI
  • Dr Muireann Lynch, ESRI
  • Dr Paul Deane, UCC
  • Sharon Finegan, Deptartment of the Taoiseach

For the full conference agenda and to register for this event, visit: https://www.seai.ie/events/research-conference/

Please note that although this is a free event, we require a €50 refundable deposit to secure your place, the full amount will be refunded within five days of the event. This deposit helps to ensure we have a high attendance on the day.

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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) are co-hosting the inaugural National Energy Research and Policy conference on November 20 2019. This conference, which will be held on Wednesday, November 20, from 8.30am-4pm at the Alex hotel, Fenian St, Dublin...