Local Authorities are currently at 33% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2020, Local Authorities had saved 33%, or 706 GWh, since their baselines, exceeding the 2020 target by 86 GWh. The savings made are equivalent to 142,000 tonnes CO2 or €46 million.

Energy consumption 2020

 2020
Local Authorities11
Other Public Sector89
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Local Authorities 1,028 11%
Other Public Sector 8,132 89%

Energy breakdown 2020

 2020
Grid electricity60
Fossil fuels36
Renewable energy3
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 629 60%
Fossil Fuels 374 36%
Renewable energy 34 3%

Fuel mix 2020

 2020
Electricity61
Transport21
Natural gas14
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils3
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 624 61%
Transport 212 21%
Natural gas 142 14%
LPG and biogas 11 1%
Heating oils 29 3%
Other renewable fuels 11 1%

Energy end use 2020

 2020
Office buildings10
Other buildings19
Public lighting33
Water services, waste & other processes1
Other electricity (unknown use)10
Other thermal (unknown use)6
Transport21
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Office buildings 101 10%
Other buildings 194 19%
Public Lighting 343 33%
Water services, waste & other processes 11 1%
Other electricity (unknown use) 104 10%
Other thermal (unknown use) 61 6%
Transport 212 21%

Energy saving projects 2020

 2020
Lighting33
Buildings (excl lighting)18
ICT systems4
Energy management6
Procurement and energy supply6
Transport4
Water services12
Combination / Other17
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 301 33%
Buildings 161 18%
ICT Systems 36 4%
Energy management 53 6%
Procurement and energy supply 59 6%
Transport 41 4%
Water services 105 12%
Combination / other 157 17%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
200986
2010107
2011212
2012254
2013281
2014329
2015362
2016394
2017447
2018507
2019577
2020706
Source: SEAI

By 2020, Local authorities had saved 33%, or 706 GWh, since their baselines, exceeding the 2020 target by 86 GWh. The savings made are equivalent to 142,000 tonnes CO2 or €46M.

Savings 2020 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 706 4,270
% 33%  
tCO2 142,000 1,041,000
€46 million €273 million

GHG emissions 2020

 2020
Thermal19
Transport26
Electricity54
Source: SEAI
Emission typetCO2Percentage
Thermal 35,453 19%
Transport 48,554 26%
Electricity 99,588 54%

At least 1 of the 31 PBs in this sector have data quality issues that were identified by SEAI.