The annual conference, which took place on the 8th September, aimed to facilitate discussion on the role of energy research and policy in achieving Ireland’s long term clean energy goals.

Key aims of the conference

2022 National Energy Research and Policy Conference

Theme: Societal Transformation

Thursday 8th September 2022, online 

The 2022 National Energy Research and Policy Conference focused on the theme of Societal Transformation for delivering Ireland’s energy revolution. Transitioning Ireland to a society based on sustainable energy systems and practices will require not only technological innovation, but will also require major social, behavioural and organisational change to support this transition. The 2022 conference featured speakers from a wide range of disciplines, covering topics from the role of psychology in sustainable energy solutions, early public engagement, and behavioural change, to community-led initiatives to develop, deliver and benefit from sustainable energy.  

This conference was hosted online and was open to all. We heard from policy makers, academic experts, energy industry and community representatives from Ireland, and internationally, who shared their research findings, policy ambitions and insights, and engaged in lively discussions, in the field of societal transformation and the energy transition.  

Conference Recordings

Agenda Overview

9.00am - 11.15am Connecting Research and Policy  
11.30am - 1.00pm Societal Transformation: Research Sprint 
2.00pm - 4.00pm Societal Insights towards Ireland's Clean Energy Future

Why attend?

  • First class speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Leading research and policy insights
  • Thought provoking Q&A sessions

Guest Speakers

Learn more about some of our guest speakers who contributed during the online 2022 National Energy Research and Policy Conference.

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SEAI Statement of Strategy

SEAI recently published its Statement of Strategy 2022 - 2025 - Delivering Ireland's Energy Revolution.

SEAI Statement of Strategy

National Energy Research Database

Browse almost 250 energy research projects from almost 100 organisations by topic, year funded, funding agency and keyword.

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2021 National Energy Research and Policy Conference

Theme: Decarbonising Transport

Thursday 25th November, 2021.

View the conference recording and presentation slides below.

Watch conference recording    Presentation Slides