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Energy Policies of IEA Countries
Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Ireland 2012
IEA. Published by : OECD Publishing , Date de parution:  12 juil 2012
Pages: 160 , Langue: Anglais
Version: Livre électronique (Format PDF)
ISBN: 9789264171473 , Code OCDE: 612012031E1
Prix:   €60 | $84 | £53 | ¥7700 | MXN1080
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The IEA's 2012 review of Ireland's energy policies and programmes finds that Ireland has suffered a significant economic downturn, but remains committed to its ambitious energy targets to bring the country towards a low-carbon economy.  Ireland’s location at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean ensures one of the best wind and ocean resources in Europe, and Ireland has set the ambitious target of producing 40% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. 

Ireland is highly dependent on imported oil and gas.  While the push to develop renewable energies is commendable, this will result in an increased reliance on natural gas, as gas-fired power plants will be required to provide flexibility in electricity supply when wind power is unavailable.  With two-thirds of Ireland’s electricity already coming from gas-fired generation, this poses concerns with regard to gas security, particularly as 93% of its gas supplies come from a single transit point in Scotland.  In order to meet Ireland’s ambitious renewable targets and improve the island’s level of energy security, the country must successfully develop a range of gas and electricity infrastructure projects and market solutions while continuing to integrate its energy markets with regional neighbours.

Ireland also has a pro-active energy efficiency policy, including a detailed National Energy Efficiency Action Plan outlining 90 measures and actions to be implemented in order to achieve the target of 20% energy savings in 2020.

This review analyses the energy-policy challenges currently facing Ireland, and provides sectoral studies and recommendations for the further policy improvements.  It is intended to help guide the country towards a more secure and sustainable energy future.

Tables des matières:

1. Executive Summary and Key Recommendations 
-Executive summary
-Key recommendations
PART I.  POLICY ANALYSIS
2. General Energy Policy

-Overview
-Supply and demand
-Institutions
-Key policies
-Taxation
-Critique
-Recommendations
3. Climate Change
-GHG emissions and targets
-CO2 emissions from fuel combustion
-Institutions
-Policies and measures
-Critique
-Recommendations
4. Energy Efficiency
-Overview: final consumption by sector
-Institutions
-Policies and measures
-Critique
-Recommendations
5. Electricity 
-Supply and demand
-Market structure
-Generating capacity
-Networks
-Supply and retail
-Tariffs and prices
-Critique
-Recommendations
6. Renewable Energy 
-Supply and demand
-Institutions
-Policies and measures
-Electricity from renewable energy sources
-Heating
-Transport fuels
-Critique
-Recommendations
7. Natural Gas
-Supply and demand
-Institutions
-Market structure
-Infrastructure
-Security of supply
-Supply and retail
-Critique
-Recommendations
8. Coal and Peat
-Coal
-Peat
-Carbon capture and storage
-Critique
-Recommendations
9. Oil 
-Supply, demand and imports
-Infrastructure
-Retail market structure
-Emergency response policy and reserves
-Prices and taxes
-Critique
-Recommendations
PART III.  ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
10. Energy Research, Development and Demonstration
-Overview
-Institutional framework
Policies and programmes
-International collaboration
-Public-private partnerships
-Critique
-Recommendations
PART IV. ANNEXES
Annex A: Organisation of the review
Annex B: Energy balances and key statistical data
Annex C: Shared Goals
Annex D: Glossary and list of abbreviations
Annex E: References

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