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21st May 2021

The Value of Energy: A New Framework for the Transition to Net-Zero Emissions

This explainer looks back at the recent IIEA/ESB REthink Energy event, entitled “The Value of Energy: A New Framework for the Transition to Net-Zero Emissions”. It outlines 5 key takeaways, offers a summary of the presentation, and highlights one key slide from the presentation.
11min
7th May 2021

REthink Energy: The Future of Flying: Net-Zero Aviation

This explainer looks back at the first presentation of the 2021 lecture series Rethink Energy: Countdown to COP26, which took place on Thursday, 29 April. Glenn Llewellyn, Vice President, Zero-Emission Aircraft at Airbus outlined the factors needed to lay the groundwork for a climate-neutral commercial aircraft.
9min
16th April 2021

Resilience and the Circular Economy

This blog provides an explanation of the term ‘circular economy’, followed by a brief assessment of its role in addressing the triple planetary crises, improving public health, and boosting economic growth. The paper concludes with an analysis of circular practices in EU and Irish policy contexts. 
11min
12th February 2021

The European Green Deal: Future-Proofing Energy in Ireland

Minister Eamon Ryan examines the impact that the European Green Deal will have on Irish energy policy in the context of the transition to net-zero emissions.
6min
2nd December 2020

REthink Energy: Offshore Wind: The Future of Irish Energy?

This explainer looks back at Alla Weinstein’s recent presentation, part of the ESB/IIEA Lecture Series: REthink Energy. Ms Weinstein examined the role that deep-water offshore wind will play in the energy mix of the low-carbon future.
5min