US energy secretary to speak in Dublin on Friday

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US secretary for energy Dr Steven Chu will speak in Dublin this Friday, 5 November. He will speak at the Pathways to 2050 International Energy Conference, which will take place at the National Convention Centre, Dublin.

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US energy secretary Steven Chu. Photo: US Department of Energy
 
US secretary for energy Dr Steven Chu will speak in Dublin this Friday, 5 November. He will speak at the Pathways to 2050 International Energy Conference, which will take place at the National Convention Centre, Dublin.

The conference will be hosted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in conjunction with the Institute of International and European Affairs. 

US Secretary for Energy Dr Steven Chu will deliver a keynote address to the conference, as will Nobuo Tanaka, the executive director of the International Energy Agency. The focus of the conference is "long term energy goals, and Ireland’s opportunity to decarbonise our society".

The conference will present "detailed roadmaps from SEAI for the achievement of Ireland’s ambitions in the area of ocean energy, bioenergy and energy efficiency by 2050."

According to SEAI Chairman, Brendan Halligan: “We need to have very ambitious plans when we look to a future of sustainable energy and a low carbon society for all. The attendance of the US secretary for energy is testament to the significant strides we’re taking to establish Ireland as a global player in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the launch of our detailed energy roadmaps to 2050 will set out scenarios of how we can achieve this.”
 
The event will include speakers from the European Commission, European Climate Foundation and the European Ocean Energy Association. 
 
Further information is available at www.seai.ie/events

Last modified on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 19:16

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