Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, Co. Wexford
February 27th 9.30am – 1.30pm
9.30 – Registration Tea & Coffee
10.00 – Welcome Billy Murphy Chairperson IRL
10.05 – Introduction by the Chair: Seamus Boland CEO Irish Rural Link
10.15 – Ken Spratt, Assistant Secretary, DCENR
10.30 – Dr. Brian O’Gallachoir, Principal Investigator in Energy Policy and Modelling, UCC
10.50 – Questions & Answers
11.10 – Tea & Coffee
11.30 – Brendan Hennessey, Membership Liaison Officer, Social Justice and Policy, St. Vincent de Paul
11.45 – Break out groups to consider questions
12.45 – Plenary
1.15 – Conclusion with general discussion and questions chaired by Seamus Boland
1.30 – Lunch
Ken Spratt is the Assistant Secretary General leading the Energy function at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. He is Ireland’s Director General for Energy matters at EU and international fora, including being a member of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency. Since 1986 he has served in five government departments, including Social Protection, Environment & Local Government, Finance, and as a Diplomat at the Irish Embassy in Washington DC. He has an MSc in Innovation Management (UUJ & LYIT), a graduate of the DIT (Personnel Management), and the IPA (Economics).
Dr. Brian Ó Gallachóir is a Senior Lecturer in Energy Engineering in University College Cork and Principal Investigator in Energy Policy and Modelling in UCC’s Environmental Research Institute. He has 24 years research experience in energy engineering, since starting a PhD in ocean wave energy hydrodynamics in 1990. Brian was instrumental in establishing energy engineering as a new discipline within UCC and is Director of the MEngSc Programme in Sustainable Energy. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journal and conference papers, reports and book chapters and is currently editing a book on energy systems modelling. Brian was elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme of International Energy Agency (IEA ETSAP).
Brendan Hennessy- Brendan Hennessy is Membership Liaison Officer for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s (SVP) social justice and policy team. Brendan’s work involves gathering information from SVP’s volunteer conferences and using that information to inform SVP’s social justice positions. Brendan represents SVP on the policy areas of energy and water.
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