Energy Poverty: defining, measuring and examining recent trends in Ireland

With energy prices at record highs, energy poverty has emerged as a key policy issue. However the definition of energy poverty is not a settled question, and the measurement of energy poverty under at least some definitions remains opaque. ESRI researchers present three papers on the topic of energy poverty. The papers cover the definition of energy poverty, the incidence across the EU, the interplay between energy poverty, housing costs and energy efficiency upgrades, and the recent trends in energy poverty and deprivation in Ireland.

Event programme


Registration and tea and coffee


Opening remarks

Deputy Neasa Hourigan, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight


“Energy poverty and deprivation in Ireland: updated trends and policy interventions”

Niall Farrell, Michelle Barrett and Barra Roantree


“Energy poverty prediction and effective targeting for just transitions with machine learning”

Constantine Spandagos and Miguel Tovar Reanos


 “Assessing measures for fuel poverty: Evidence for Ireland”

Miguel Tovar Reaños and Muireann Lynch


Panel Q&A