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



Jobs Versus the Environment: A Local Authority Perspective
January 1, 1993 | Journal Article

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


The Pilot Programme for Integrated Rural Development 1988-1990
January 1, 1993 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Eoin O'Malley
Research Area: Energy and Environment


The Impact of an Energy Tax on the Irish Economy
December 31, 1992 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: John FitzGerald, Danny McCoy
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Economic Analysis of Policy Choices
December 31, 1992 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: John FitzGerald
Research Area: Energy and Environment


The Pilot Programme for Integrated Rural Development 1988-90
June 1, 1992 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Eoin O'Malley
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Review of the Irish Aquaculture Sector and Recommendations for its Development
May 1, 1992 | General Research Series

Authors: Robert O'Connor, Brendan Whelan , James Crutchfield
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Theoretical Considerations and Estimates of the Effects on Households
May 1, 1992 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Introductory Remarks
May 1, 1992 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Denis Conniffe
Research Area: Energy and Environment


The Economic Effects of Carbon Taxes
May 1, 1992 | Policy Research Series

Authors: John FitzGerald, Danny McCoy
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Economic Consequences of CAP Reform
June 1, 1991 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: John FitzGerald, D O'Connor
Research Area: Energy and Environment | Macroeconomics


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