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



Macroeconomic Impact of Environmental Policy on Acid Rain
June 1, 1991 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Danny McCoy
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Domestic Electricity Demand
March 1, 1991 | General Research Series

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Estimated Employment and Gross National Product Impacts of 1989 Tourism in Ireland
January 1, 1991 | Journal Article

Authors: Eamon Henry
Research Area: Energy and Environment | Labour Markets and Skills | Macroeconomics


Trends in Food Consumption in European Countries over the Past Decade
September 1, 1990 | Journal Article

Authors: Robert O'Connor
Research Area: Energy and Environment


The Irish Sea Fishing Industry
January 1, 1990 | Policy Research Series

Authors: Robert O'Connor
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Energy and Privatisation in Ireland
January 1, 1990 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Sue Scott, Frank Convery
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Energy Elasticities: Responsiveness of Demands for Fuels to Income and Price Changes
January 1, 1990 | General Research Series

Authors: Denis Conniffe, Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


The Economics of 1992: A Symposium on Sectoral Issues
June 1, 1989 | Policy Research Series

Authors: John Bradley, John FitzGerald , A Matthews
Research Area: Energy and Environment | Macroeconomics


A Study of the Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Scheme
December 1, 1986 | General Research Series

Authors: Robert O'Connor
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Assessment of Proposals for Changes in the Common Agricultural Policy
February 1, 1986 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Robert O'Connor
Research Area: Energy and Environment


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