climate change

Fuel quality directive - Ireland's progress by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Fuel quality directive - Ireland's progress

We analyse Ireland’s progress towards the soon-to-be adopted target of reducing life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions from 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 greenhouse gas emissions from transport fuels throughout the EU by 2020. Read more

New proposal for binding 2030 emissions targets by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

New proposal for binding 2030 emissions targets

We review the EU’s July 2016 proposal for binding 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets for Member States, including the flexibilities available to Ireland. Read more

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions targets by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions targets

As we enter the second half of the decade, we review Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions levels in the context of EU and national targets. We also consider the outlook to 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

EU ETS: beyond 2020 by Robert Harte

EU ETS: beyond 2020

Phase IV of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) will run from 2021 until 2030 and is proposed to include steeper annual reductions in the GHG emissions cap. Read more

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

Progress towards Ireland's energy targets

While Ireland is approximately half way towards meeting its renewable energy and energy efficiency targets, bridging the gap to some of the targets will be more difficult than for ... Read more