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Cleaner Energy, Cleaner Air - Dr E Cotter

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Presentation given by Dr Eimear Cotter at the 2015 Clean Air Conference, 28/09/15, Dublin

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Cleaner Energy, Cleaner Air - Dr E Cotter

  1. 1. Cleaner Energy, Cleaner Air Dr. Eimear Cotter Clean Air Conference – 28th September 2015
  2. 2. Change in overall primary energy fuel mix Coal 22% Peat 14.5% Oil 46.6% Gas 15.2% Renewables 1.8% Coal 9.9% Peat 5.4% Oil 47% Gas 29% Renewables 6.8% 1990 Coal Peat Oil Natural Gas Renewables 2013 Coal Peat Oil Natural Gas Renewables
  3. 3. Electricity
  4. 4. Decreasing air pollutants.….. Source : Environmental Protection Agency (2015) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Nox,ktonnes 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 PM2.5,ktonnes NOX PM2.5
  5. 5. Heat
  6. 6. Renewable thermal energy as a % of total thermal energy 60% 25% 15% Industry Residential Services
  7. 7. Energy efficiency first… • Energy efficiency – the hidden fuel
  8. 8. Renewable Heat
  9. 9. Transport
  10. 10. Transport 1079 EVs to date in 2015 4.9% biofuels
  11. 11. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is partly financed by Ireland’s EU Structural Funds Programme co- funded by the Irish Government and the European Union. Eimear Cotter eimear.cotter@seai.ie

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