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



An Economic Evaluation of Irish Salmon Fishing: Part 1: The Visiting Anglers
February 1, 1973 | General Research Series

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


A Study of the Irish Cattle and Beef Industries
January 1, 1973 | General Research Series

Authors: Terry Baker, Robert O'Connor , Rory Dunne
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Managerial Decisions and Production Function Analysis: A Case Study
January 1, 1971 | Journal Article

Authors: M Ross
Research Area: Energy and Environment


An Analysis of Recent Policies for Beef and Milk
January 1, 1970 | Journal Article

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


Transport in the Developing Economy of Ireland
January 1, 1969 | General Research Series

Authors: John Blackwell
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


Fuel and Power in Ireland: Part 4 Sources and Uses of Energy
February 1, 1967 | General Research Series

Research Area: Energy and Environment


Fuel and Power in Ireland: Part 1 Energy Consumption in 1970
April 1, 1966 | General Research Series

Research Area: Energy and Environment


Fuel and Power in Ireland: Part 2 Electricity and Turf
January 1, 1966 | General Research Series

Research Area: Energy and Environment


Fuel and Power in Ireland: Part 3 International and Temporal Aspects of Energy Consumption
January 1, 1966 | General Research Series

Research Area: Energy and Environment


Road Transport: The Problems and Prospects in Ireland
May 1, 1963 | General Research Series

Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


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