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 Examination of Energy Efficiency Retrofit Depth in Ireland
June 22, 2016 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Matthew Collins, John Curtis
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Analysing Residential Energy Demand: An Error Correction Demand System Approach for Ireland
June 21, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: John Curtis, Brian Stanley
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Front Cover of Energy & Buildings An Examination of Energy Efficiency Retrofit Depth in Ireland
June 6, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Matthew Collins, John Curtis
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Front Cover of Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Water Quality and Recreational Angling Demand in Ireland
May 23, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: John Curtis, Brian Stanley
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Water Quality and Recreational Angling Demand in Ireland
May 23, 2016 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: John Curtis, Brian Stanley
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Front page of ESRI Research Bulletin Investment vs. Refurbishment: Incentivising the Correct Quantity and Quality of Electricity Generators
April 28, 2016 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Muireann Á Lynch, Mel Devine
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Front cover of The Energy Journal Investment vs. Refurbishment: Examining Capacity Payment Mechanisms Using Stochastic Mixed Complementarity Problems
April 27, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Muireann Á Lynch, Mel Devine
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Journal Cover: Computer and Operations Research A Rolling Horizon Approach for Stochastic Mixed Complementarity Problems with Endogenous Learning: Application to Natural Gas Markets
March 31, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Mel Devine, Steven A Gabriel , Seksun Moryadee
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Front cover of Journal of consumer policy The Effects of Energy Cost Labelling on Appliance Purchasing Decisions: Trial Results from Ireland
March 24, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: James Carroll, Eleanor Denny , Seán Lyons
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Restructuring European Electricity Markets – A Panel Data Analysis
January 14, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Marie Hyland
Research Area: Energy and Environment


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