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



Anglers’ views on conservation of sea bass
November 13, 2018 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Gianluca Grilli, John Curtis , Stephen Hynes , Paul O'Reilly
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Anglers’ views on stock conservation: Sea bass angling in Ireland
October 24, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Gianluca Grilli, John Curtis , Stephen Hynes , Paul O'Reilly
Research Area: Energy and Environment


A travel cost evaluation of the benefits of two destination salmon rivers in Ireland
October 3, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Gianluca Grilli, Gavin Landgraf , John Curtis , Stephen Hynes
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Modelling national policy making to promote bioenergy in heat, transport and electricity to 2030 – Interactions, impacts and conflicts
October 2, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Matthew Clancy, John Curtis , Brian Ó Gallachóir
Research Area: Energy and Environment


front cover for JA201808 The impact of electricity tariffs on residential demand side flexibility: results of bottom-up load profile modeling
August 31, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Marian Hayn, Anne Zander , Wolf Fichtner , Stefan Nickel , Valentin Bertsch
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Cover for Who Upgrades their Residential Heating Systems? Who upgrades their residential heating system?
August 1, 2018 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: John Curtis, Daire McCoy , Claudia Aravena Novielli
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Cover for Energy Policy Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructure
August 1, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: John Curtis, Daire McCoy , Claudia Aravena Novielli
Research Area: Energy and Environment


RB201822 Cover Differences in household responses to feedback on their gas consumption
July 30, 2018 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Jason Harold, Seán Lyons , John Cullinan
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Cover for Economic contribution of visiting Salmon anglers to the Moy and Corrib fisheries Economic contribution of visiting Salmon anglers to the Moy and Corrib fisheries
July 27, 2018 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Gianluca Grilli, Gavin Landgraf , John Curtis , Stephen Hynes
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Householders’ views on the best energy efficiency retrofit incentive mechanisms
July 6, 2018 | ESRI Research Bulletin

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


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