ESRI Environmental Economics Seminar

Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Date: 03/05/2012
Time: 9.00 -13.00

This seminar will present some of the latest research undertaken by ESRI researchers as part of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded project. A range of topics will be covered, including surface water quality, transport and energy.


9.15     Introduction

9.30     Towards Green Net National Product: A Summary of modelling and other output – Edgar Morgenroth

10.0 The Impact of Land Use on Lake Water Quality in Ireland 2004-2009 – John Curtis and Edgar Morgenroth

10.30 The value of domestic building energy efficiency – evidence from Ireland – Marie Hyland, Ronan Lyons (U. Oxford), Anna Alberini (U. Maryland) and Sean Lyons

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 An Analysis of Non-Commuting Travel – Aine Driscoll, Edgar Morgenroth and Anne Nolan

12.0 Estimating the Impact of Time-of-Use Pricing on Irish Electricity Demand – Valeria di Cosmo, Sean Lyons and Anne Nolan


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By Edgar Morgenroth

Professor of Economics at Dublin City University Business School

2 replies on “ESRI Environmental Economics Seminar”

“The value of domestic building energy efficiency”

I have Grave doubts that building or installing trendy maximum energy efficiency houses is cost effective.
This practise of directly equating carbon emissions with energy use must stop.
Our grandparents used peat burning stoves for a reason — the cost benefits ratio was highest.This Duncan Stewardisation of the debate must stop…… the first thing you do is keep it simple stupid.
I have seen people advocate spending 20,000 insulation Euro credit in these “Green programmes”…crazy stuff.
After a minimum investment in lagging its far more cost effective to dump the oil burner for a solid wood stove especially in rural & sub rural areas.

Indeed much of the euro energy disaster has been caused by missionary zeal to reduce carbon emissions…. its those carbon credits and all that sinister bank transfer stuff that we have grown accustomed to over these dark Euro trash years.
Watching the Labour party groupies recently talk about energy was pathetic …. again they made a similar mistake.
You can burn lower quality fuel , reduce your energy bills massively yet register “higher carbon emissions”.
If we get this global warming thingy the bogs will turn to gas anyway…..

In reality these carbon credits are merely another form of bank extraction method.

People need to focus on the leaks.

Residential & Commercial / public service oil burner use is probally costing us more then the entire electricity fuel bill.

Y2010 : Residential oil use : 1288 KTOE
Of that 1,010 kerosene
206 Gasoil
72 LPG

Commercial public service : 494 KTOE
473 Gasoil
10 fuel oil
11 LPG
No oil absolutely none – should be burned for heat….. it is too valuable.
If a public utility was burning this amount of oil it would be a national scandal.
Yet all of the debate is concentrated on insulation !!!!
Rip them out , don’t encase them in wool & stuff.

Our public thermal power plants (most of the electricity industry) consumed 2,768 KTOE of Nat Gas & 129 KTOE of oil.
Its a close call me thinks.
Although Coal & Peat adds a few extra euros to the bill I imagine.

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