The result of the UK referendum on EU membership has prompted a re-evaluation of many Irish policies with a view to ‘Brexit-proofing’ them. The areas of energy and climate policy are no different. As things stand, much of Irish energy and climate policy is shaped at EU level, and so the UK leaving the EU would have implications for Irish policy irrespective of the strong ties between the Irish and UK energy systems. Re-evaluation of Irish energy policy in light of Brexit is therefore understandable and advisable. However, many issues facing Irish, and indeed EU, energy and climate policy are independent of Brexit, and should not be neglected in the public debate. This paper briefly examines some of these issues, with a particular view as to whether and how the policy context has changed in light of Brexit.
ESRI Series Number: 2017/2/1 Research Area:Energy and Environment Date of Publication: June 21, 2017 Publisher: ESRI Place of Publication: Dublin
About The ESRI
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.