Energy and Climate Change 

José Viegas
IIEA20th July 20172min

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.

IIEA6th July 20172min

In the wake of the US announcement that it will leave the Paris Climate Agreement, the UK’s decision to leave the EU is the last thing the international community needs. Not only could Brexit have a profoundly destabilising impact on global momentum to address climate change, the harder the Brexit, the greater the magnitude of the potential repercussions.

Nick Mabey
IIEA22nd June 20171min

Brexit will have a profound impact on energy and climate change policy in both the United Kingdom and the EU27. For the United Kingdom, the post-Brexit absence of EU environmental legislation and EU-level long-term climate and energy targets will pose environmental sustainability and energy security challenges. At the same time, the EU is set to lose some of its most skilled and experienced climate diplomats in a time where EU leadership on global climate change issues is crucial. In his address, Nick Mabey discussed how leaders on both sides of Brexit negotiations can generate a constructive dialogue around these critical policy areas.

Fergal McNamara
IIEA5th May 20171min

In this presentation, Dr Fergal McNamara gave the reaction of the electricity industry to the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package, with special emphasis on Distribution System Operator (DSO) viewpoints. EURELECTRIC is the sector association which represents over 2,700 DSOs, retailers and generators across Europe in public affairs matters in Brussels. 

Peter Thorne
IIEA24th April 20171min

Despite a robust multi-decadal long-term trend of global warming, much scientific attention and publicity has surrounded an alleged global warming hiatus, or slowdown. Record-breaking global temperatures in 2014, 2015 and 2016 have reaffirmed the warming trend, and effectively ended discussion of a hiatus. In his talk, Prof. Peter Thorne provided an insider’s perspective on the hiatus’s rise to prominence, and assessed the scientific and societal implications.