Invitation to the Cork Transport Alternatives 2022 Conference, a major event on the future of energy use in transport, low carbon vehicles and smart transport innovations that will be held on Friday 4th April 2014, from 0900 -1600, at the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork. The event is being organised by Energy Cork, the energy sector cluster for the Cork Region, in conjunction with the EU Atlantic Area’s BATTERIE Project.
Attendance at Cork Transport Alternatives 2022 is free and a light lunch will be provided, but places are limited and registration is essential. To register, simply click on the following link and complete the very short registration process http://CorkTransport.eventbrite.ie
Speakers, in addition to other national and international speakers, will include:
- Minister Simon Coveney TD
- Mr Gerry Murphy, CEO of the National Transport Authority
- Mr Sean O’Sullivan, CEO of Carma
This event will discuss a broad range of transport planning & policy issues, as well as innovations in vehicle technology, smart transport apps, public transport, modal shift and sustainability measures in the transport sector. These will be discussed in a Cork context, in light of the preparation of local authority development plans for the period of 2015-2021.
The South West Regional Authority (SWRA) is currently engaged in a BATTERIE (Better Accessible Transport to Encourage Robust Intermodal Enterprise) EU Interreg IVB project www.batterie.eu.com. BATTERIE was established in January 2012 and was created as a response to the EU Atlantic Area priorities.
The overall aim of BATTERIE is to establish better accessible and sustainable transport which will in turn encourage and secure more effective and smooth operation of existing transport infrastructure in the Atlantic Area. BATTERIE is concerned with transportation and is largely focused on:
– More efficient methods of sustainable transportation
– How to introduce smart technologies
– Identifying and promoting the alternative fuel sources available
About Energy Cork
Energy Cork is the energy industry cluster for the Cork Region. Energy Cork is an industry-driven organisation. Members include a very broad mix of organisations active in the energy business in Cork. The organisation pursues coordinated actions to strengthen research, enterprise and employment within the energy sector in the Cork Region. The initiative is supported by Cork City Council and Cork County Council through their respective Economic Development Funds which see 1% of the commercial rates of both Councils dedicated to enterprise support and job creation. Energy Cork was initially conceived by Cork Chamber with a view to building on the unique opportunities for the region to secure competitive advantage in the energy sector. For more information: http://www.energycork.ie/sites/default/files/energycorkstrategy.pdf