Reducing our carbon impact by 2050

1 Nov 2010

The US secretary for Energy, Dr Stephen Chu, will address a sustainable energy conference in Dublin about reducing carbon emissions by 2050.

Speaking at the ‘Pathways to 2050 International Energy Conference’, which will be hosted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in conjunction with the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Chu is expected to deliver a keynote address to the conference.

The focus of the conference is on long-term energy goals, and Ireland’s opportunity to reduce the carbon output of our society, the key technological challenges and opportunities and the new policies that will be needed to realise change, and the technical and policy barriers to accelerated deployment of the most important clean technologies.

Bioenergy and energy efficiency

Other areas that will be covered in the conference will be mapping out how Ireland plans to achieve results in the fields of bioenergy and energy efficiency by 2050.

Speakers from the European Commission, the European Climate Foundation, the European Ocean Energy Association and Alstom Power will offer an international perspective on energy pathways and scenarios to 2050.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan TD will also be in attendance and is expected to discuss how Ireland can reach a low-carbon society status by 2050.

The conference takes place on 5 November 2010, in the Convention Centre, Dublin.