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Adoption of natural gas for residential heating. ESRI Research Bulletin, 2018/03

McCoy, Daire and Curtis, John (2018) Adoption of natural gas for residential heating. ESRI Research Bulletin, 2018/03. UNSPECIFIED.

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    The focus of this research is the adoption of gas central heating in Ireland, in particular understanding the time-lag of adoption of more efficient heating methods, once available. Public policy interest in residential fuel choice centres on encouraging fuel switching away from carbon intensive fuels, such as peat and coal, to less carbon intensive fuels, such as gas or renewables. The residential sector accounts for approximately one-quarter of final energy consumption in Ireland, while within the residential sector space and water heating account for approximately 80% of energy use. Reducing the carbon intensity of residential energy is particularly important given Irish and EU targets for greenhouse gas emissions as a means of contributing to international efforts to limit global warming below 2°C.

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    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 Research Bulletin
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2019 21:04
    Number of Pages: 4
    Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 21:04

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