On December 12, 2018 MaREI Director Brian Ó Gallachóir presented to the Oireachtas Committee on MaREI’s research findings on climate action relating to medium term, long term and community energy.

Key Policy Insights Included:

  • We have introduced some successful measures but not enough
  • Ireland’s gap to target for mandatory 2030 target is approx. 100 Mt CO2
  • Early and sustained climate action is essential and requires political leadership
  • Energy transition = efficiency, bioenergy, renewable electricity andCCS.
  • Don’t forget 28% of households experiencing energy poverty
  • More community development approaches needed in community energy

Here you will find Brian’s Opening Statement to the Oireachtas Committee

Watch the presentation on Oireachtas TV from 23 minutes here

Note to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: focus on short to medium term policies (2030)

Note to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: focus on long term policies (2050)

Note to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: focus on community energy