energy Analysis

16th July 2018

Clean Energy for All Europeans: Challenges and Opportunities

Professor Glachant spoke about progress on the Clean Energy Package and what this means for the future of energy in Europe and Ireland.
16th July 2018

Data-Powered Rural Electrification

Mr Hamayun argued that the key to rural electrification is harnessing data to unlock capital, to learn more about the customer base and consequently, to transform lives.
29th June 2018

Ireland’s Climate and Energy policy within a European Context – A Critical Perspective

Ms Westblom took a critical look at Ireland’s role in contributing to the state of play of the EU’s current policies, and reviewed Ireland’s climate performance from a European perspective
29th June 2018

Behavioural Economics and Our Low Carbon Transition

Jim Gannon argued that Meeting Ireland’s 2020 and 2030 energy targets will require a mind shift in how we do business and how we live our lives.
14th June 2018

Smart Cities for the 21st Century: A New Age of Urban Electrification

Mr Ringelstein argued that a new dawn in the electrification of cities is upon us, which will equip urban planners with a greater ‘toolkit’ with which to envision a smarter 21st Century city
7th June 2018

Brexit and Electricity Cooperation between Northern Ireland and Ireland

This paper is the second in the IIEA’s series of reports on the sectoral implications of Brexit.
9th March 2018

Power Transfer 2030: The Pace, Democracy and Diversity of Power System Decarbonisation

Policy brief launch ‘Power Transfer 2030: The Pace, Democracy and Diversity of Power System Decarbonisation’ the speakers led a discussion on the future of Ireland’s electricity sector.
7th March 2018

Behind Renewable Energy Fines

Are large fines looming if Ireland does not achieve its binding European renewable energy targets? Interinstitutional trilogue negotiations on two key pieces of legislation, which commenced in Brussels in late February 2018, should be watched closely.

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28th November 2017

The Future of Sustainable Biofuels in Europe: Part of the Solution Not Part of the Problem?

The speakers from UCC and Ethanol Europe Renewables, led a discussion on the uncertain future faced by biofuels in Europe within the context of ongoing EU negotiations.
23rd November 2017

Take Charge – Together Towards a Low Carbon Future

A major international conference from the IIEA and ESB on a consumer-driven energy future which happened on 23 November 2017 at the Round Room adjacent to the Mansion House, Dublin.
7th November 2017

Tuning into Energy 2060

In his keynote address to the IIEA, Dr Frei explored the future of the global energy sector.
3rd November 2017

Programme Released: Take Charge-Together Towards a Low Carbon Future

ESB and the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) are delighted to announce the release of the programme for the upcoming Take Charge Conference.
20th July 2017

Shared Mobility as a key instrument for better Quality of Urban Life

In his keynote address, Mr. Viegas discussed the main mobility-related problems affecting quality of urban life and proposed a new approach to address these challenges, taking advantage of the possibilities opened by digital connectivity. He showed how ride sharing can play a key role in addressing congestion, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, parking, car use and car ownership. He focused in particular on lessons learned on the International Transport Forum simulations that have been run in Lisbon in which buses and cars were replaced by different types of shared vehicles. Finally, he discussed the potential application of ride sharing in Dublin.