competitiveness

Energy prices in Ireland - how do they compare? by Thomas Cleary

Energy prices in Ireland - how do they compare?

We examine trends in oil, gas and electricity prices in Ireland and compare them to those in important comparator countries in Europe. 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

Reduction of licensing burden on enterprise by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Reduction of licensing burden on enterprise

We evaluated the burden faced by several business sectors in complying with State-issued licences and advised on the procurement of an integrated online licensing portal. Read more

Competitiveness impacts of carbon tax by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Competitiveness impacts of carbon tax

Forfás relied on Byrne Ó Cléirigh's analysis to evaluate the impacts on Ireland's competitiveness of the carbon tax. Read more

Value-for-money audit of emissions trading scheme by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Value-for-money audit of emissions trading scheme

We investigated the cost effectiveness of the UK's £215 million emissions trading scheme, to determine whether the scheme represented value for money for the taxpayer. Read more

Review of national research priorities by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Review of national research priorities

We supported the Irish Government in prioritising areas for publicly-funded research, including ocean energy, bioenergy, smart grids, climate change, water, waste and smart cities. ... Read more

EU ETS phase III by Thomas Cleary

EU ETS phase III

The EU is pressing ahead with the tightening of GHG emissions of by means of phase III of its emissions trading scheme (ETS), which will run from 1 January 2013 until 2020. Read more