Energy

energy Analysis


The Institute’s Energy Group focuses on critical issues concerning the ongoing low-carbon energy transition analysing topics such as: decarbonisation, renewable energy sources, energy security, and energy efficiency. The Group also monitors energy policy developments on global, European, and domestic levels.


14th May 2021

The Value of Energy: A New Framework for the Transition to Net Zero

Three expert speakers assess the implications of a new framework to accelerate economic growth and facilitate a clean energy transition.
3min
11th May 2021

The Future of Flying: Zero-Emission Aviation

Mr Llewellyn highlights the factors needed to lay the groundwork for a climate-neutral commercial aircraft.
2min
7th May 2021

REthink Energy: The Future of Flying: Net-Zero Aviation

This explainer looks back at the first presentation of the 2021 lecture series Rethink Energy: Countdown to COP26, which took place on Thursday, 29 April. Glenn Llewellyn, Vice President, Zero-Emission Aircraft at Airbus outlined the factors needed to lay the groundwork for a climate-neutral commercial aircraft.
9min
10th February 2021

The Future of Water: Opportunity and Risk

Mr Loïc Fauchon argues that equitable access to safe water is a prerequisite for sustainable development and is integral to harnessing ecological resilience.
2min
13th January 2021

The European Green Deal: Future-Proofing Energy in Ireland

Minister Eamon Ryan examines the impact that the European Green Deal will have on Irish energy policy in the context of the transition to net-zero emissions.
2min
13th January 2021

Innovation Driving a Green and Just Transition: Mission 2050

Dr John Bell examines the important role of research and innovation in the drive towards a green and just transition.
2min
13th January 2021

Offshore Wind: The Future of Irish Energy?

Alla Weinstein examines the important role that deep-water offshore wind energy will play in Ireland’s low-carbon energy future.
2min
2nd December 2020

REthink Energy: Offshore Wind: The Future of Irish Energy?

This explainer looks back at Alla Weinstein’s recent presentation, part of the ESB/IIEA Lecture Series: REthink Energy. Ms Weinstein examined the role that deep-water offshore wind will play in the energy mix of the low-carbon future.
5min

energy Publications

2nd April 2019

One Step Forward, One Step Back Again: Assessing the Consequences of Three Decades’ Climate Gridlock in the US

This IIEA report reviews three decades of US Federal climate “gridlock” and estimates the damage caused to the global economy from “unnecessary” greenhouse gas emissions.  
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2nd October 2018

Ireland’s Energy and Climate Plan: Consolidation, Cohesion, Consultation

It has been well-documented that Ireland is unlikely to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets. To meet the country’s 2030 targets, an ambitious, but realistic, climate and energy roadmap is needed now.
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energy Past Events

28th October 2020

The Ripple Effect: The Impacts of Brexit and COVID-19 on the Energy Sector

Sir Philip Lowe discusses the importance of energy security in the context of Brexit and COVID-19.
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6th October 2020

Building Popular Support for the Energy Transition: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

This event explores the effort to build public support for the energy transition to a low carbon future, which is vital to the transition’s success.
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29th September 2020

WEBINAR: The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Economics and International Climate Policies

Professor Edenhofer examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sustainable economics and climate policies. He explains how a ‘European Fund for Climate Protection’ would safeguard climate investments.
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16th September 2020

The Smart Grid Revolution

Mr Buchel examines the transformative role that smart grid technologies can have on decentralising, digitalising and decarbonising the European electricity system.
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16th September 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Economics and International Climate Policies

Professor Edenhofer examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sustainable economics and climate policies. He explains how a ‘European Fund for Climate Protection’ would safeguard climate investments.
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