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The CREDENCE Showcase Event on Tuesday 29th of June will share outcomes of the 1st US-Ireland Centre to Centre research project.

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The CREDENCE Showcase Event will share some of the research, insights, impacts and outcomes of the 1st US-Ireland Centre to Centre research project focusing on environment and sustainability.

- The US and Ireland have set very ambitious emissions reduction targets over the next 10-15 years to address climate change.

- The US-Ireland partnership programme supports the CREDENCE research project to generate new knowledge that directly supports these policy ambitions.

- We have analyzed carbon emissions reductions in both the US and Ireland through increased renewable energy deployment and electrification of heat and transport.

- The impacts of CREDENCE are clearly visible through the policy support we are providing to the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications in revising Ireland’s Climate Action Plan.

- CREDENCE is also supporting industry e.g. Electric Power Research Institute launching their European Headquarters in Dublin.

- CREDENCE is empowering society, for example through the Dingle Peninsula 2030 projects that combines rural development with climate action.

CREDENCE (Collaborative REsearch of Decentralization, ElectrificatioN, Communications and Economics) explores two key dimensions of the shift to a renewable-based energy system, namely how much of our future heat and transport energy needs will be met with electricity? and what are the optimal levels of decentralization for future energy systems?

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Organiser Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir

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Brian Ó Gallachóir is Director of MaREI and Professor of Energy Engineering at UCC. He leads MaREI’s research on building and using energy systems models that have underpinned Irish and EU energy and climate mitigation policies and energy company strategies. He is also MaREI’s Education and Public Engagement Champion and received the Science Foundation Ireland Best International Engagement Award 2020. Brian is elected Chair of International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on energy systems modelling (IEA-ETSAP) and an elected Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering. Brian has published extensively (over 110 journal papers and h-index of 42), has a B.Sc. from TCD and a PhD from UCC.

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