The Humble Science of Predicting Our Energy Future

The Humble Science of Predicting Our Energy Future

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Dr. Paul Deane (UCC) will examine what might Ireland look like in the year 2050. What types of lifestyles will we lead? How much energy will we need and where will it come from? Will our energy be cleaner and more sustainable? Today, powerful computer models allow us to simulate many different futures and help us understand how our decisions today can shape tomorrow. Examining the future however is a humble science as history has shown that the future doesn’t reveal its secrets easily. This interactive talk explores the past and future of energy and shows how science can help us understand how to create a future we want. You are invited to bring your smartphone to contribute to this interactive talk.

About the speaker:

The speaker selected as the Engineering and Computing Academy Speaker for 2018 is Dr. Paul Deane. Paul is a research fellow at UCC's MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute and is a scientific advisor to a number of international research projects on clean energy futures. His research focuses on scientific methods to understand future energy systems.

Presented by the Royal Irish Academy's Engineering and Computer Science Committee in association with Hewlett Packard Enterprises.

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed. The recording and photographs may be used for promotional purposes and for the Academy's historical record, and may be published on our website, and that of our sponsor. If you do not wish to be filmed, please speak to a member of staff. Further details on our data protection policy may be obtained by emailing