renewable energy

Progress towards Ireland's energy targets by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Progress towards Ireland's energy targets

While Ireland is over half way towards meeting each of its renewable energy and energy efficiency targets, bridging the gaps by 2020 will be challenging. Read more

Fuel Quality Directive - Ireland's progress by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Fuel Quality Directive - Ireland's progress

We analyse Ireland’s progress towards the recently adopted FQD target of reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of transport fuels by 6%. Read more

Public sector energy consumption in Ireland by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Public sector energy consumption in Ireland

The public sector, which spends almost €600 million per annum on energy, improved its energy performance by 21% by 2015, avoiding 548,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Read more

Fuel Quality Directive - a 'new' energy target for 2020 by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Fuel Quality Directive - a 'new' energy target for 2020

The adoption of the amended FQD will introduce a new target for the reduction of the greenhouse gas intensity of transport fuels throughout the EU by 2020. Read more

Ireland's new energy policy by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Ireland's new energy policy

We summarise the key elements in Ireland's new energy white paper, which sets a goal of reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. Read more

Alternative fuels infrastructure by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Alternative fuels infrastructure

The Irish Government has begun work on a national policy framework to support the deployment of alternative fuels, in accordance with the alternative fuels infrastructure directive ... Read more

Sustainability criteria for biofuels by Shane Malone

Sustainability criteria for biofuels

Biofuels must satisfy sustainability criteria that include minimum GHG savings and the protection of material and land with a high carbon stock and a high biodiversity value. Read more

Introduction of biofuel obligation scheme by Liam M. Ó Cléirigh

Introduction of biofuel obligation scheme

The biofuel obligation scheme was introduced in 2010 as a key component in Ireland’s renewable energy strategy. It obliges oil companies to supply certain minimum amounts of biofue ... Read more