Open Utility, UK
Simply Blue Energy
Ireland’s future energy policy will be the subject of debate in the coming months with the much-anticipated publication of the Energy White Paper this autumn. The White Paper will detail how Ireland intends to make the transition to low carbon energy use. Whilst we are half way to achieving our binding 2020 renewables targets, it’s acknowledged that the second half of our journey will be even more challenging.
Onshore wind for electricity generation has been at the centre of Ireland’s strategy to achieving our renewables targets. But, could our heavy reliance on wind energy blow us off course? Is there any time left for a shift in policy or is steady as she goes our only policy option? What about unlocking the potential for energy savings through energy efficiency initiatives? Or diversifying renewable energy sources? Or improving the use of renewable sources for heating?
As Ireland’s economy recovers strongly, are the right policies in place or are we in danger of failing to achieve our targets as economic recovery drives up power consumption?
These are among the issues we’ll explore at Power2020, a timely 1-day summit hosted by iQuest and The Sunday Business Post. We’ll explore the options open to Ireland at the half-way stage in our journey to 16% by 2020. Summit topics and features include:
- Ireland’s new energy policy
- A Power Players Forum: A panel of leaders in the energy sector discuss their perspectives for Ireland’s energy future
- How to incentivise low carbon technology? Focusing on individuals and communities
- Will consumers face higher prices in electricity market redesign?
- Spotlight on innovation: Innovations & technologies shaping the future of electricity
- The role of gas & biofuels in pathways to a low carbon economy
- Could Ireland have a solar powered future?
We’d like to thank our main sponsor ESB Networks, for their support.
This event is designed for leaders in Ireland’s energy ecosystem including: