renewable energy

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

Public sector energy consumption in Ireland

The public sector, which spends €600m annually on energy, has improved its energy efficiency by 24%, avoiding 667,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Read more

IEA launches latest review of Ireland's energy policy by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

IEA launches latest review of Ireland's energy policy

The International Energy Agency's in-depth review notes that Ireland is unlikely to achieve its CO2 targets & recommends upward adjustment in carbon tax. Read more

Progress towards Ireland's energy targets by Colum Kenny

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

Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) target transposed by Shane Malone

Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) target transposed

Article 7a of the FQD has been transposed into Irish law. Fuel suppliers must reduce the carbon intensity of transport fuels by 6% by 2020, compared to a 2010 baseline. 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

SEAI publishes energy security report by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

SEAI publishes energy security report

The latest report on energy security in Ireland includes contributions from Byrne Ó Cléirigh and is a comprehensive source of statistical data and indicators. Read more