Energy and Environment

Research in this area combines expertise in economics, engineering and behavioural psychology to inform innovative and evidence-based policy responses to some of the greatest challenges facing policymakers in Ireland today, including climate change, energy security and sustainable utilisation of environmental resources.

Energy Research
The way energy is converted, provided and consumed has an enduring impact on the environment and economy, necessitating the development of clean and cost-effective energy sources that continue to support economic growth while attaining climate policy objectives. In order to inform effective development and management of such energy supplies, ESRI researchers generate new knowledge on the interdependencies and interactions between policymakers, energy suppliers and consumers across multiple aspects of energy policy including market regulation, infrastructure and factors influencing consumer adoption of new technologies.

Environmental Research
Researchers aim to help inform public policies that can support a healthier, safer environment. Ongoing research initiatives include investigating the potential to support economic benefits of fisheries through improved resources for anglers and an extensive environmental economics programme of research encompassing such topics as the impact of different sorts of incentives on promoting environmentally-friendly behaviours, the effects of taxes and subsidies on the environment and the links between environmental quality and public health.


Main Publications in Energy and Environment Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Energy Demand in Ireland: Projections and Policy Issues
June 1, 1980 | Policy Research Series

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Education and Agriculture: A Statistical Approach
January 1, 1980 | Journal Article

Authors: Roy C Geary, M Dempsey

Symposium on Future Demands for and Supplies of Energy — Energy Forecasts: Some Issues
December 31, 1979 | Journal Article

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Energy Forecasts – Some Issues
January 1, 1979 | Journal Article

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


A National Model of Fuel Allocation – A Prototype
September 1, 1977 | General Research Series

Authors: Eamon Henry, Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Economics and the Environment
January 1, 1977 | Journal Article

Authors: Robert O'Connor
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Crisis in the Cattle Industry
June 1, 1975 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Robert O'Connor, P Keogh
Research Area: Energy and Environment


An Economic Evaluation of Irish Salmon Fishing: Part 3: The Commercial Fishermen
November 1, 1974 | General Research Series

Authors: Brendan Whelan, Robert O'Connor , A McCashin
Research Area: Energy and Environment


An Economic Evaluation of Irish Salmon Fishing:Part 2: The Irish Anglers
June 1, 1974 | General Research Series

Authors: Robert O'Connor, Brendan Whelan , A McCashin
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Estimated Price Increases Due to Higher Costs of Petroleum and Other Imports, as Calculated from a 38-Sector 1968 Input-Output Model
March 1, 1974 | QEC Special Article

Authors: Eamon Henry, Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


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