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May 2015

Irish Planning Institute: SPECIAL planning and energy CPD moduel three: The departure point

Date: 28 May 2015

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1

The aim of this module is to explore the departure point for addressing the energy challenge and to set the scene for strengthening links between spatial planning and energy in Ireland. This module will explore various aspects of the current energy debate in Ireland, including approaches to national policy, the national energy demand profile and the status quo of energy infrastructure provision in Ireland.

The agenda for the event is below:

09.30 - 10.00: Registration, Tea and Coffee
10.00: Eddie Conroy (South Dublin County Council) - Chair's Welcome


  • David Walker (Department of Environment, Community and Local Government) - The Government Response to Climate Change: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015
  • Conor Linehan (William Fry) - Legal Perspectives on Climate Change
  • Des Cox (Eirgrid) - Upgrading the Energy Grid
  • Facilitated workshop and discussion on the role of planning and mobilising a local authority response to climate change

12.00: Close

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