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Reducing Transport Emissions - the Engineering Challenges and Opportunities

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 29 March 2017
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €195
    Non-Members: €245
    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1


This CPD seminar is hosted by the Energy and Environment Division.

Seminar overview

The efficiency and attractiveness of Ireland’s economy is dependent on a sustainable energy infrastructure that meets our future needs. In light of the COP 21 agreement and the Government’s Energy White Paper ‘Ireland’s transition to a low carbon energy future’ sustainability sits centre stage with security of supply and competitiveness. Progress has been made to date on decarbonising electricity generation, however transport poses greater challenges (and opportunities).

Transport energy demand, which is responsible for a third of total energy use in Ireland, grew by 4% in 2014. Over half of all transport energy consists of diesel. From 1990 to 2014, energy-related CO2 emissions increased by 17%. Transport recorded the largest increase at 120% over the period. Transport accounted for 37% of energy-related CO2 emissions in 2014. 

Seminar aim

A major transition is now required in how we meet our energy needs. This seminar will present the engineering challenges and opportunities associated with meeting our EU and COP obligations and delivering a sustainable, secure and affordable transport sector.

Learning objectives

Delegates will learn:

  • Ireland’s Transport Aspirations and Ambitions
  • The Government’s blueprint for a low carbon transport sector
  • The role e-Roads, electric vehicles, biofuels and biomethane freight and public transport can play in delivering low carbon transport solutions
  • Best international innovations in Tackling Urban Road Congestion 


  • Prof. Barry McMullin – Executive Dean, Engineering and Computing, Dublin City University
  • Laura Behan, Head of Climate Change Unit, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport
  • David Connolly, Associate Professor in Energy Planning,  Aalborg University
  • Conor O’Brien, Public Policy and Market Development at ESB ecars
  • Kieran Lettice, Cluster Manager at Energy Cork 
  • Shane Malone, Partner, Byrne Ó Cléirigh Consulting
  • Dan Fitzpatrick, Commercialisation Manager, Gas Networks Ireland and Julie McGrath, CNG Commercial Engineer, Gas Networks Ireland
  • David Bull, Advisory Board, Create Mobility and former Chief Executive (Interim) and Director Planning and Transportation at Thurrock Council, UK 

Who should attend

The seminar will be of interest to all those– engineers, planners, policy makers, researchers, energy and environment consultants - working on initiatives designed to deliver low carbon transport solutions. 

Make a Booking

29 March 2017

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.