Brexit and climate change are like apples and tomatoes—there is no reason to mix them. To do so is to perpetuate the false dichotomy that we must choose between the economy and the environment when, in reality, there are no jobs on a dead planet.
In this publication, IIEA Senior Fellow Joseph Curtin argues that the “Trump Effect” has created a powerful countervailing force acting against the momentum which the Paris Agreement on climate change hoped to generate.
Dirk Beckers discussed the Connecting Europe Facility, a €30 billion fund that designates and provides funding to Projects of Common Interest (PICs), major infrastructure projects in the European Union.
It has been well-documented that Ireland is unlikely to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets. To meet the country’s 2030 targets, an ambitious, but realistic, climate and energy roadmap is needed now.
In his address, Mr Davies provided insight into the rich and untapped data sets in the home that can be unlocked by advanced Artificial Intelligence and discussed how this can be used to fuel the democratisation of energy.
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