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Issues in Irish Energy Policy. ESRI Policy Series No. 20. December 1993

Fitz Gerald, John and McCoy, Daniel (1993) Issues in Irish Energy Policy. ESRI Policy Series No. 20. December 1993. [Policy Paper]

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    In the past public interest in energy policy has fluctuated with movements in energy prices; when prices were exceptionally high interest peaked. Since 1986, when energy prices fell precipitately, energy policy has attracted much less public attention or scrutiny both internationally and in Ireland. However, the cost of energy to the economy still remains substantial to both the household and the productive sector. As an important input to industry, movements in domestic energy prices can significantly affect Irish competitiveness. The Report of the lndustrial Policy Review Group (1992), among others, has highlighted this issue. In addition, technical change, the growing attention to the environmental consequences of burning fossil fuels, and developments in the EC are posing new challenges for policy requiring a re-examination of our traditional outlook.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > energy policy (Including international arena)
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Policy Research Series
    Depositing User: Alyssa McDonald
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 17:05
    Number of Pages: 109
    Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 17:05

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