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We are delighted to host our Economics of Energy Conference taking place on Wednesday 11 September in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2. The conference focuses on the future of Ireland's energy sources from a public policy, industry and community perspective.

Panels of key industry players will look at the new models that will be required as we transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Speakers will explore topics such as community ownership, financing & routes to market including socially responsible investing as well as broader industry issues. Featured panels are:

  • Energy and Community – the role that community ownership structures will play in Ireland’s energy transition and how these models have worked in other jurisdictions

  • Sustainable Investment - the environmental, social and governance aspects of investments in the energy transition and how these policies are implemented in practice through investment decision-making and managing sustainable infrastructure assets

  • Investing in Energy Transition - investment opportunities in the Irish market in relation to on-shore and off-shore wind, solar, gas and energy storage

The conference will be chaired by Tom Lyons, journalist and CEO of new business media venture, The Currency.



Registration & Breakfast


Welcome from MHC, Eoin Cassidy, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran


Keynote Address: Minister of State for Natural Resources Community Affairs and Digital Development

Seán Canney TD*


Community Ownership and Equity Structures Panel with Liam Brazil, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran


Sarah Merrick, Chief Executive, Ripple Energy

Paul Phare, Development Manager Energy4All


Energy Storage Panel with Eoin Cassidy, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran


Patrick Mohr, Senior Investment Manager, ISIF

Alex O'Cinneide, CEO, Gore Street Capital


Sustainable Investment Panel with Will Carmody, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran


Rosheen McGuckian, CEO, NTR

Teresa O'Flynn, Director, Blackrock


Coffee Break and Voting on Slido


Guest Speaker: Stephen Kinsella, Economist


Corporate/ Investing in Energy Transition/ Route to Market Panel with Eoin Cassidy, Partner, Mason

Hayes & Curran


Andrea Ahern, Carbon Capture & Storage Development Manager, Ervia

Kevin O'Donovan, Managing Director, Statkraft Ireland

David Maguire, Founding Director, BNRG

Anita Holgersen, Equinor


Guest Speaker: Dr Ian Pearson, Futurologist


Closing comments from Tom Lyons, Chief Executive, The Currency



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