This project will build a transport model for Ireland and will analyze mitigation options for transport GHG emissions in the short to medium term

Project Insights

  • €209,112

    Total Project Costs
  • 3 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2015

    Year Funded

Project Description

This project will build a TRANSPORT_Ireland model and analyze mitigation options for transport GHG emissions in the short (pre 2020) to medium (pre 2030) term. The project will both significantly improve analytical capacity and provide recommendations on the development of options with high potential for mitigation. It will be undertaken by the Energy Policy and Modelling Group in UCC, building on 1) previous work by UCC on the impact of technical, fiscal and behavioural policy measures on energy use in transport 2) recent research funded by EPA, NTA and DoT and 3) UCC's Irish TIMES model for energy and climate mitigation scenario analysis. The project will 1) build a TRANSPORT_Ireland model for the period to 2030 drawing on UCC's CARSTock model and LEAP_Ireland model; 2) identify key transport options by mode for high GHG mitigation using Irish TIMES scenario analysis and other relevant national research, with a particular focus on freight transport, electric vehicles, biofuels and behavioural change; 3) simulate and quantify how to deliver these mitigation options using the TRANSPORT_Ireland model; 4) refine the results and data following stakeholder engagement and 5) provide recommendations for transport mitigation. The project will also build capacity in transport GHG mitigation modelling in Ireland.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €209,112

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Year Funded: 2015

Lead Organisation: University College Cork (UCC)

Brian Ó Gallachóir

Lead Researcher