Ireland - The Zero Carbon Society - Where do we want to be in 2050?


30 October 2009

DIT School of Mechanical Engineering is hosting a forum of leading national and international experts who will present  perspectives on research and plans for the strategic development of Ireland?s critical energy infrastructure. ?Ireland-The Zero Carbon Society 2050? takes place on Wednesday 4th November in DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1. Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Eamon Ryan TD will deliver the closing address.

An Comhdháil/Forum will provide an opportunity for direct and online interaction by delegates to develop coherent strategic plans to lead Ireland to become a zero carbon society. The focus of the event will be twofold, first to establish if the renewable energy resource base is sufficient and secondly to conclude what the main research and development priorities should be.  The approach will be to use key statistics such as carbon footprint and energy demand per person to guide policy.  This is your opportunity to debate and provide input to the final report.

The Forum will address the following issues: Is it technically possible to create a Zero Carbon Ireland? What are the key areas for Research and Development policy for the next 40 years? Examples of European plans.

Delegates who wish to participate in this event should register by: 25st September 2009. The fee for this one day event is €100.00. This will include entry to the event, refreshments, buffet lunch and access to the presentations, discussions, and documentation on line.

Forum Organising Committee

Brian Hurley, MD, Wind Site Evaluation Ltd. Energy Moderator, S&T policy group, Green Party Comhaontas Glas (Forum Chairman)

Dr. Norman McMillan, IT Carlow, Chair S&T policy group, Green Party Comhaontas

David Kennedy, Department of Mechanical and Transport Engineering, DIT

Further information

Click here for further information and registration form.

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