Ireland

2014 Ireland Key Figures
Population: 4.61 million
GDP growth rate: 5.20 %/year
Energy independence: 15.3%
Total consumption/GDP:* 81.7 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 7.14 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.60%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

In 2014 consumption per capita was 2.8 toe (down from 3.2 toe in 2010 and 3.6 toe in 2000): it is 10% below the EU average.

The per capita electricity consumption reached 5 350 kWh (6 100 kWh in 2006), which is in line with the EU average.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE...

Ireland energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Since it does not produce oil, Ireland has to import all its crude oil and about two thirds of its refined product needs. Ireland' oil dependency is among the highest in the EU. Oil imports cost an estimated €4.4bn in 2014, which represents three quarters of the total cost of energy imports....

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

The consumption of oil products decreased at the rapid pace of 7%/year between 2006 and 2012, when it stabilised around 5.8 Mt. The drop in oil consumption largely took place in the transport sector, which represented 60% of the consumption in 2014, and in the residential-tertiary sector (23%),...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption increased with certain yearly fluctuations between 1990 and its peak level of 2010 (5.5 bcm), at a pace of 4.4%/year on average, driven by the residential sector (8.5%/year, on average). Since then, gas consumption dropped by 5.7%/year on average, pulled by a reduction in...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Since 2004, consumption has fluctuated around 6 Mt.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

The electricity sector absorbs 76% of coal and peat consumption, followed by the residential-...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption decreased between 2008 and 2012 (by 2.4%/year, on average), driven by the economic crisis with a sharp downward trend in services (-10%/year, on average). Electricity consumption stabilised in 2013 and increased by +1%to 24.7 TWh in 2014. Before the recession, it more...

Renewable in % electricity production

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is the agency in charge of the implementation of the renewable energy policy.

According to the EU Directive on renewables, the national target is to increase the share of renewables in final energy...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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