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


  • 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?


  • 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?