On Tuesday 14 September delivered a webinat on the Achieving Zero report.

The latest report from energy specialists Baringa, commissioned by RenewableNI, shows how we can cut carbon emissions in our electricity sector by 75% by 2030: from 2.8 million tonnes per annum to 0.7 million. Achieving Zero then goes even further and provides a pathway for the elimination of fossil fuels from Northern Ireland’s electricity system, using proven technologies known to us today.

The report’s lead author – Dr Mark Turner, Director of Utilities, Energy and Resources at Baringa Partners – delivered a webinar to learn more about how, together, we can build a zero-carbon electricity system in Northern Ireland.

Head of RenewableNI, Steven Agnew, outlined the background to the report and how he sees it influencing energy policy.

This webinar provided:

  • Understanding of the pathway to a zero carbon electricity system
  • Knowledge of the technologies required to fully decarbonise our power system
  • Appreciation of the benefits to consumers of the energy transition.

About the presenters

Dr Mark Turner is a Director in Baringa’s Energy practice, and an expert on the Irish power market. He is a seasoned advisor on regulation and policy, market analysis and modelling, transactions and routes to market. He led Baringa’s influential 70by30 study, Baringa’s recent work for the Irish Government on corporate PPA policy, and has supported most of the investors, funds, lenders, developer and large energy users in Ireland – along with government and regulators.

Steven Agnew is the Head of RenewableNI, the trade association and voice for the renewable electricity industry in Northern Ireland. Steven previously served for eight years as MLA for North Down during which time he chaired the All Party Group on Renewables and sat on the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee scrutinising energy policy.

This event is part of RenewableNI’s #CountdownToCOP series.