A conference addressing sustainability of biomass in the
context of the renewable energy targets as detailed in the
Irish energy white paper will take place on Friday 9 May 2008
at SEI, Glasnevin, Dublin.
With the theme - 'Achieving targets - maximising benefits'
- the event is being organised jointly by IEA Bioenergy Task
29, Sustainable Energy Ireland and Tipperary Institute. The
conference is primarily aimed at those involved in policy
and the development of bioenergy.
IEA Bioenergy helps promote the use of environmentally sound
and cost-competitive bioenergy on a sustainable basis. The
aim of Task
29 is to achieve a better understanding of the social
and economic drivers and impacts of establishing bioenergy
markets at the local, regional, national and international
The conference will investigate ways in which the targets
set out by the Irish Energy White Paper - Delivering
a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland - published
in 2007 can be achieved while maximising benefits and ensuring
a commitment to local, national and international sustainability.
Questions which will be raised include -
- How can we maximise the benefits of bioenergy, while minimising
- What are the carbon and biodiversity impacts of converting
Irish grassland to energy crops?
- What is the best way of using indigenous wood energy resources?
- Does Ireland need to develop national sustainability criteria
and certification systems for bioenergy?
- How do we move these issues forward?
To download the conference Programme - Click
The event is free of charge.
To reserve a place, contact Clifford Guest, Tipperary Institute,
Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland - Email: [email protected]