ENERGY CORK FOCUSES ON IRELAND’S ENERGY SECURITY IN A LOW CARBON FUTURE

Harry O’Farrell, Econition with Jackie Quinn, Chair of Energy Cork and Kieran Lettice, Energy Cork with Michelle Walsh, Eirgrid at the launch of this year’s Energy Cork Conference ‘Ireland’s Energy Security in a Low Carbon Future’ which takes place on Friday 17 May at the Clayton Hotel Cork City.

Promoting decarbonisation and climate action, while managing energy supply for industry and citizens, is critical to Ireland’s future success and sustainability, and it is the focus of the Energy Cork 2019 Annual Conference.  Taking place at the Clayton Hotel Cork City on 17 May, this year’s conference addresses the dual challenges of Ireland’s Energy Security in a Low Carbon Future.

In order to meet EU and global targets, Ireland must transition to low carbon energy solutions and reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuel energy.  As the country bridges the energy gap from carbon-intensive to renewable fuels in homes, offices, workplaces, transport systems and agriculture, energy security will always be a key priority.

From the organisation that enabled Ireland’s first green bus passenger journey in Cork recently, Energy Cork is delivering an insightful conference, focusing on the policies and mechanisms that may be employed to enhance energy security through technology, innovation and behaviour change and vital components in Ireland’s path to a low carbon future.

Speaking at the launch, Chair of the Energy Cork Jackie Quinn said, “Focusing on deploying new technologies and innovations that will make our energy infrastructure more resilient and enable Ireland to reduce carbon emissions, across heat and transport particularly, is critical for our energy security and sustainability. Addressing climate change does not require a ‘silver bullet’ solution. Implementing already existing solutions and making sensible changes to how we live and work can tackle this global threat. This conference brings together key stakeholders, energy innovators and businesses to discuss and engage on this important topic, and to promote networking and collaboration in the energy sector.”

 

Private and public sector organisations, businesses, researchers and startups are invited to attend the Energy Cork conference, sponsored by Eirgrid, which will begin with a Networking Breakfast and conclude with Lunch. The event agenda includes speakers from Eirgrid, , SEAI, ESB, Navigant Energy, Gas Networks Ireland Gen Europe, IERC, AEMS and Teagasc among others.  Tickets are available at https://energysecuritylowcarbon2019.eventbrite.ie

Harry O’Farrell, Econition, Michelle Walsh, Eirgrid and Kieran Lettice of Energy Cork

Growing Green – Harry O’Farrell, Econition with Jackie Quinn, Chair of Energy Cork and Michelle Walsh, Eirgrid

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