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‘Carbon neutral’ CCD to host European electricity association

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) – which claims its construction footprint was carbon neutral – has been selected to host the Eurelectric Power Summit 2020.

The event, taking place from 25 to 26 May, is organised by Eurelectric, the association for the electricity industry across Europe, and is focused reducing energy consumption.

This year’s event took place in Florence.

The summit is an essential arena where thought leaders, policymakers, customers and industry captains meet and learn from each other about key trends in clean electricity.

Based in Brussels, Eurelectric says it is committed to promoting ‘low-carbon electricity’ and ‘reducing emissions’ and wants the industry to be carbon neutral ‘well before’ 2050.

The CCD, on the River Liffey, is one of Europe’s most environmentally friendly venues and received the ISO 14001 accreditation just one year after opening in 2010.

Eurelectric director of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Koen Noyens, said: “Our summit has become the hub for electrifying your business models, digitalising your ideas and rooting them in the norm. Dublin was an obvious place to be. Ireland has played a key role in the history of computing and, in recent years, it is a hub for tech leaders to mature and upskill their technologies.”

The CCD

Stephen Meehan, CEO of The CCD said: “We are delighted to host the Eurelectric Power Summit. Sustainability is at the top of our minds here at The CCD, from the clever design of the building making use of natural light, to our comprehensive waste management policy, we all recognise that we have a part to play. We look forward to providing a green venue to host this clean energy event.”