Energy, Environment and Infrastructure
Research in this area combines expertise in economics, engineering and behavioural psychology to examine policy challenges related to climate change, energy security and sustainable use of environmental resources.
Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment opened a conference, which showcased findings from a number of collaborative projects between UCC and the ESRI, undertaken within the national Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Centre.
Research calculates the emissions reduction that could follow in response to the introduction of a carbon tax. It also examines the potential impact of using revenues from the tax to target income inequality.
A series of publications examines how recreational angling benefits local economies in Ireland, in addition to the resources valued by anglers at fishing sites.
Download research examining household energy use, including take-ups of retrofitting measures and the impact of smart meters.
Research examines several aspects of renewable energy use and adoption in Ireland.