GHG emissions

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

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

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions targets

We review the latest emissions inventory and projections, which indicate that Ireland will fall short of its 2020 target and will face a big gap to a proposed 2030 target. 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

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

EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) by Robert Harte

EU emissions trading scheme (ETS)

We assist large emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to navigate the complex compliance obligations of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). 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