By Eoin O’Malley (ESRI), Sue Scott (ESRI) and Steve Sorrell (University of Sussex)
Embargo: Friday 19 September 2003, 00:01 am.
To combat climate change, it is essential to reduce the use of fossil fuels and minimise greenhouse gas emissions. To help to achieve that objective, energy must be used efficiently. However, many international studies claim that companies and other organisations are “leaving money on the floor” by neglecting highly cost-effective opportunities to invest in measures that would improve their energy efficiency.
A new ESRI report, “Barriers to Energy Efficiency: Evidence from Selected Sectors”, examines these claims in the context of the Irish economy, and asks why organisations apparently ignore financially rewarding opportunities to improve their energy efficiency. The report is based on detailed case studies of organisations in the mechanical engineering, brewing and higher education sectors.
Members of the Press are invited to attend a Press briefing, to be held in the ESRI building on Thursday 18 September 2003, at 11 a.m.
For further information, contact:
Eoin O’Malley, Tel. 01-667 1525 (office) or
Sue Scott, Tel 01-667 1525 (office)
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.