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



Aspects of Freight Transport in Ireland
November 1, 1985 | General Research Series

Authors: J Short
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


Agricultural Output in the Irish Free State Area before and after Independence
November 1, 1985 | Journal Article

Authors: Robert O'Connor, Cathal Guiomard
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Policy Aspects of Land-Use Planning in Ireland
December 1, 1983 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Frank Convery
Research Area: Energy and Environment


The Oil Find — Some Implications
November 1, 1983 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Terry Baker
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Natural Gas: Background
October 1, 1983 | Journal Article

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Energy Crops, Forestry and Regional Development in Ireland
October 1, 1983 | General Research Series

Authors: Frank Convery, K Dripchak
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Options for Kinsale Gas
October 1, 1983 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


Conclusions concerning Gas Depletion and Allocation
October 1, 1983 | Journal Article

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


A Review of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Implications of Modified Systems for Ireland
October 1, 1983 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Robert O'Connor, Cathal Guiomard , John Devereux
Research Area: Energy and Environment


National Financial Analysis of the Option to Pipe Kinsale Gas to Dublin
October 1, 1983 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Sue Scott
Research Area: Energy and Environment


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