Energy Efficiency Policy Publications
National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
Ireland's Second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan to 2020
Summary: The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) outlines how Ireland will deliver the national 2020 energy saving target of 20% which will save Ireland €2.4 billion in energy costs.
Date: February 2013
Demand Side Management
Demand Side Management in Ireland - Evaluating The Energy Efficiency Opportunities; (PDF, 560KB)
Summary: This report, analysing the Irish residential, commercial and industrial sectors and their usage of oil, gas and electricity, considers the paths to delivering these targets and the costs and benefits entailed. It also examines the potential in these sectors for peak electricity demand reduction to underpin efficiency, security and carbon reduction objectives.
Date: December 2007
Demand Side Management in Ireland - Evaluating The Energy Efficiency Opportunities - Appendices; (PDF, 804KB)
Summary: This document contains the accompanying appendices sections to the DSM in Ireland - Evaluating the Energy Efficiency Opportunities.
Date: December 2007
A Scoping Study:Demand Side Measures for Small Business and Residential Customers on Ireland's Electrical System; (PDF, 968KB)
Summary: This report was commissioned by Sustainable Energy Ireland to consider the opportunities for Demand Side Management in Ireland for small business and residential customers.
Date: November 2005
Energy Service Companies
Assessment of the Potential for ESCOs in Ireland; (PDF, 760KB)
Summary: This study, commissioned by Sustainable Energy Ireland, is aimed at assessing the potential for energy service companies (ESCOs) in Ireland as a mechanism for energy efficiency.
Date: December 2005
Metering Options for Small-Scale Renewable and CHP Electricity Generation in Ireland; (PDF, 552KB)
Summary: This study is intended to outline policy options relating to implementation of two-way metering in Ireland and inform policy on complex associated issues for renewable and CHP small-scale embedded generation (SSEG).
Date: May 2005
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Cost Calculator; (Zip File, 988KB)
Summary: The calculator provides the estimated costs in euros and emissions in Kg of CO2, PM, NOx, CO, hydrocarbons and SO2 for different vehicle technologies over pre-selected ownership periods and usage patterns. Various parameters can be modified in the model. Both a simple and more detailed approach is described within the file.
Date: August 2007
Analysis of New Car Registrations in Year 2000 ; (PDF, 260KB)
Summary: The purpose of this report is to inform discussions relating to possible measures,identified in Government policy documents, which seek to improve energy and CO2 efficiency in the private car segment of the transport sector.
Date: November 2003
Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases from Irish Transportation; (PDF, 727KB)
Summary: This study highlights the growing greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. Ireland’s chances of success in meeting its greenhouse gas targets in 2010 are low if action is not taken to reverse this trend.
Date: August 2004
The Route to Sustainable Commuting; (PDF, 844KB)
Summary: This guide is for organisations that are considering, or already implementing, measures to reduce dependency on the car for staff commuting and other work related journeys.
Date: March 2001
Energy Research, Development and Demonstration in Ireland
Energy Research in Ireland 2004 – 2010.pdf (size 1.1 MB)
Energy RD&D Inventory 2004 (PDF, 4.15MB)
Energy RD&D Inventory 2005 (PDF, 2MB)
Energy RD&D Inventory 2006 (PDF, 2.4MB)
Energy RD&D Inventory 2007 and 2008 (PDF, 1.8MB)