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 energy?

    • Oil and gas prices
    • Electricity prices
  • Oil and gas

    Can we afford to rely on imported fossil fuels?

    • Import dependence
  • Electricity

    How do we ensure our electricity system is effective?

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

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

    • Climate impact
  • Renewable Energy

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

    • Onshore Wind
    • Biomass, Solar and Ocean Energy

Onshore Wind

  • Is the new wind coming in Gate 3 for export or only for domestic needs?

  • What are constraint payments?

  • What are the options if we do not want more wind?

  • What grid infrastructure is needed without wind?

  • Should we have more wind?

  • Why is wind so central to Irish energy policy?

  • How many wind turbines do we need to reach our 40% target?

Biomass, Solar and Ocean Energy

  • Could we convert Moneypoint to biomass instead of more wind?

  • Why aren’t we using more biomass for district heating and power generation in Ireland?

  • What is solar energy? How could it contribute to Ireland’s energy mix in the future?

  • What role could offshore and marine energy play in Ireland’s electricity generation mix?