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



A Review of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Implications of Modified Systems for Ireland
October 1, 1983 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Robert O'Connor, Cathal Guiomard , John Devereux
Research Area: Energy and Environment


National Financial Analysis of the Option to Pipe Kinsale Gas to Dublin
October 1, 1983 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Path Analysis — An Example
September 1, 1983 | Journal Article

Authors: Richard Breen
Research Area: Energy and Environment


The EEC Common Fisheries Policy — An Irish Perspective
June 1, 1983 | Book/Report Chapter

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


The Impact of Energy Prices on the Irish Economy During 1973-1981
March 1, 1983 | General Research Series

Authors: Eamon Henry
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Land Drainage Policy in Ireland
July 1, 1982 | Policy Research Series

Authors: Richard Bruton, Frank Convery
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Predictors of Satisfaction with Environmental Quality in Eight European Countries
April 1, 1982 | Journal Article

Authors: Earl Davis
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Seafood Production, Markets, and Policies
February 1, 1982 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Robert O'Connor, John Devereux
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Socio-Economic Impact of the Construction of the ESB Power Station at Moneypoint, Co. Clare
October 1, 1981 | General Research Series

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


Natural Resource Development and Public Policy
October 1, 1981 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Frank Convery
Research Area: Energy and Environment


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