Research Areas & Staff
Energy Policy Group
Researcher: Paula Higgins
Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party and former Minister for Energy
The IIEA Energy Policy Group provides a unique forum for leading stakeholders to discuss key policy issues and emerging trends in energy. The group aims to stimulate informed debate and analysis of the major issues shaping the European energy landscape and Ireland’s place within it.
The IIEA priorities for 2016 on energy policy include: European Energy Union and national energy policies; energy innovation, including the impact of the internet of things, electric vehicles and integrating renewables; and changing the business model of the electric utility to accommodate distributed energy.
The Energy Policy group regularly welcomes policymakers and thought?leaders from the EU, U.S. and beyond. Members are afforded unique opportunities to network with European and international policymakers, key stakeholders from industry, multinationals and representatives from research and financial circles. The lively programme of keynote speeches, private lunches, seminars and conferences allows members to keep up to date with the latest policy developments in Brussels and around the world.
Maros Sefcovic, European Commission Vice President for Energy Union;
A major international Summit on the future of energy, which was hosted in collaboration with ESB.