Keynote Addresses


The 2020 ESB/IIEA lecture series, entitled REthink Energy consisted of six keynote addresses all of which were delivered as webinars through the Zoom platform and which were open to the public. Before each presentation, an Executive Director of ESB gave opening remarks outlining the ESB perspective on the respective topics and introduced the keynote speaker.

The REthink Energy series provided a platform for thought leadership and cross-sectoral debate on critical issues in energy policy. The series explored a wide range of topics such as: the digitalisation of the electricity grid; the European Green Deal; the effort to build public support for the transition to net-zero emissions; the implications of Brexit and COVID-19 on the energy sector; the potential of deep-water offshore wind energy; and the future of Irish energy policy.