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EI Ireland branch

Get involved with your local branch of the Energy Institute today. Branch events are organised for your benefit by volunteer members. Engaging with your local branch supports your continuing professional development by keeping up to date on the latest developments, as well as helping to expand your network of contacts.

The Branch organises technical meetings, often in cooperation with kindred organisations. A Young Professionals Network is being established. A particular highlight of the year is the Annual Dinner when the Minister for Energy usually delivers an important policy speech; in 2018 this will take place on Wednesday 31 October.

The branch has also created the Ireland 2050 calculator online tool, designed to help understand how energy works and what choices are required in order to provide a secure, stable and sustainable energy system.  Ireland 2050 is part of a wider Energy Institute programme to promote understanding of our energy system.

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Committee contact

If you are interested in becoming involved or hearing more about EI Ireland's developing branch activities, please contact us at

John O'Brien AMEI
Position: Treasurer
David Taylor
Position: Liaison Officer
Dr Ben Costelloe CEng MEI
Position: Membership and Education Advisor
Owen McQuade CEng MEI
Position: Hon Secretary

Latest news

New Brexit withdrawal deal likely to commit UK to follow European environmental standards

The draft Brexit agreement that has caused political controversy in the UK, but which the European Union (EU) insists is its final offer, would – if approved – see many EU environmental regulations stay in force within Britain, for the foreseeable future, writes Keith Nuthall.The compl...

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17% of total EU energy consumption now from renewable sources

The EU is edging closer to its 2020 target of 20% of all energy consumption coming from renewables, with the latest data from Eurostat indicating that in 2016 a total of 17% of the bloc’s total energy use was renewable in origin.The figures indicate that 11 EU member states have already reach...

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Irish Minister headlines at EI branch event

Two of the EI’s branches have recently celebrated their 2017 achievements by hosting annual dinners with top speakers.Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughton attended the EI Republic of Ireland branch’s annual dinner. Denis spoke ...

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Fiscal terms announced for Isle of Man licensing round

The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development has announced the fiscal terms for parties interested in the upcoming Isle of Man hydrocarbon licensing round, which will coincide with the UK 30th licensing round in summer 2017. Under the terms, acreage rental for an exploration licence will be th...

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Brussels calls for EU interconnector finance plans

The European Commission has made its first formal call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), to help finance key European Union (EU) energy infrastructure projects, writes Keith Nuthall. In this round of subsidies, €200mn will be made available for major pipeline projects ...

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