26th November 2015: The report, Energy in Ireland 1990-2014, highlights how for the second year running Ireland’s economic growth has been achieved with an overall reduction in energy use.
Energy in Ireland Highlights for the year 2014
- While GDP grew by 5.2% in 2014, energy use fell 0.5% and CO2 emissions fell 1.2%
- Transport remains the largest energy consuming sector at 42% , followed by residential at 23% and industry at 21%
- Ireland’s import dependency is 85% costing the economy €5.7billion
- The use of renewables in electricity generation avoided energy imports of €255million and reduced CO2 emissions by 2.6 million tonnes.
– See more at the SEAI website