Energy Institute

The Present

We answer the key questions on energy cost, supply and infrastructure in Ireland today.

  • Energy prices

    Do we pay a fair price for our electricity and gas?

    • Electricity prices
    • Gas prices
  • Oil and gas

    Can we afford to rely on imported fossil fuels?

    • Oil and gas
    • Import dependence and fuel mix in electricity generation
  • Electricity

    How do we ensure our electricity system is effective?

    • Electricity interconnectors and new power lines
    • Electricity market – payments and levies
    • Electricity system
  • Energy and climate

    Is our energy sector responding to the threat of climate change?

    • Climate impact
  • Wind and biomass

    What are we doing to make our energy supply more sustainable?

    • Wind
    • Biomass

Climate impact

  • Is Ireland’s electricity system environmentally friendly? Is our electricity system helping fight climate change?

  • How do our greenhouse gas emissions compare with other countries? How do our emissions from energy compare to other countries?

  • What climate impacts will we experience if we don’t embrace renewables and other technologies to reduce our emissions and just leave things the way they are?

  • Why do we burn coal at Moneypoint?

  • Why do we need to reduce our carbon emissions by 80%?

  • Where does our coal come from?

  • Do we need peat generation?

  • Are we on track to meet our EU emission reduction targets for 2020?