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Research Units and Programmes

Environmental Sustainability: Trends in Energy Emissions and Taxation

  • Patrick Malone, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy

In 2018, total greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland amounted to over 60,900 kilotonne Co2 equivalents, representing a decrease of almost 9.7% from 2008. The largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions came from the energy sector and within that, transport accounted for the largest share. Despite the decrease in emissions during the years 2008-18, Ireland is among the highest emitters of greenhouse gases in the EU.

November 2016

Wind and solar energy curtailment: A review of international experience

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

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June 2018

Foundations and challenges of low-inertia systems (Invited Paper)

20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018

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July 2015

Optimal DR and ESS scheduling for distribution losses payments minimisation under electricity price uncertainty

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

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September 2015

Generalised Model of VSC-based Energy Storage Systems for Transient Stability Analysis

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

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