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.
A study finds that a carbon tax could have some adverse impacts on GDP, inequality and household income. However, the impact is limited and could be reduced by using a well-designed revenue recycling scheme.
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.
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 climate change mitigation, including carbon taxes and renewable energy.