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Primary Energy

Primary energy is the total amount of energy used. It includes the final energy used directly by the end-user, but also the energy inputs to transformation processes such as electricity generation and oil refining and other losses such as electricity transmission and distribution. The historic data is taken from Ireland’s National Energy Balances. For more detailed commentary on the historic data see Key Statistics and SEAI’s Energy in Ireland report.

Toggles

Toggle to Breakdown by Fuel
Click this icon to display a chart of primary energy by fuel

Toggle to Table View
Click this icon to display a table of the data behind any chart

Power BI native features

Note: All Power BI native features appear upon ‘hover’ on a chart or table

Drill Up
Select the 'Drill Up' Icon to return to a higher level of any visual, into which you have drilled down

Drill Down
Any graph which includes a greater level of detail on the included fields, will have the option to drill down into the data. To manually drill into one section of a visual, select the single-arrow drill down (see below), and then click the field that you want to drill into:
 
Drill Down (entire level)
Alternatively, to drilling into one specific field, you can also drill into every field via ‘next level’ drill feature. The double down-arrow will surface the lower level of all fields contained within a visual:
 
Expand Drill
Finally, if you want to see both the ‘parent’ and ‘child’ field of a drill together, you can use the Expand option. Selecting this forked path icon will drill through to the lower level of any visual, but the name of the parent field will appear next to its own subfields.
 

Focus Mode
To expand any visual to full-screen mode, select the focus mode icon:

Filters

On the left hand side of the dashboard you can select the range of years and the fuels types that you wish to display.
You can also choose between different units of energy: ktoe(default), GWh or TJ

  • Use the Expand All icon to see a more detailed split of fuels
  • Use the Collapse All icon to simplify the fuel split selection back to main fuel groups
  • Use the Clear All icon to remove all filters and start again

Final Energy

Final energy is the energy that is consumed directly by the end-user. It includes all the energy that is delivered for activities as diverse as manufacturing, transport of people and goods, and the day-to-day energy requirements of living such as heating and cooking.
Final energy does not include the energy consumed by the energy industry itself in the transformation sector or distribution losses. For example it includes the electricity used by end-users, but not the energy that was consumed to produce the electricity, such as coal, gas or wind.
The historic data is taken from Ireland’s National Energy Balances. For more detailed commentary on the historic data see Key Statistics and SEAI’s Energy in Ireland report.

Toggles

Toggle to Breakdown by Sector Chart
Click this icon to display a chart of final energy by sector

Toggle to Breakdown by Fuel
Click this icon to display a chart of final energy by fuel

Toggle to Table View
Click this icon to display a table of the data behind any chart

Power BI native features

Note: All Power BI native features appear upon ‘hover’ on a chart or table

Drill Up
Select the 'Drill Up' Icon to return to a higher level of any visual, into which you have drilled down

Drill Down
Any graph which includes a greater level of detail on the included fields, will have the option to drill down into the data. To manually drill into one section of a visual, select the single-arrow drill down (see below), and then click the field that you want to drill into:
 
Drill Down (entire level)
Alternatively, to drilling into one specific field, you can also drill into every field via ‘next level’ drill feature. The double down-arrow will surface the lower level of all fields contained within a visual:
 
Expand Drill
Finally, if you want to see both the ‘parent’ and ‘child’ field of a drill together, you can use the Expand option. Selecting this forked path icon will drill through to the lower level of any visual, but the name of the parent field will appear next to its own subfields.
 

Focus Mode
To expand any visual to full-screen mode, select the focus mode icon:

Filters

On the left hand side of the dashboard you can select the range of years and the fuels types that you wish to display.
You can also choose between different units of energy: ktoe(default), GWh or TJ

  • Use the Expand All icon to see a more detailed split of fuels
  • Use the Collapse All icon to simplify the fuel split selection back to main fuel groups
  • Use the Clear All icon to remove all filters and start again

Energy related CO2 emissions

The most important greenhouse gas from the point of view of human contribution to climate change is carbon dioxide (CO2) from the combustion of fossil fuels for energy. CO2 from burning fossil fuels currently accounts for about 60% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland. For further commentary on energy related CO2 emissions see our Key Statistics section and our Energy related CO2 emissions report. Irelands national greenhouse gas inventory is produced by the EPA.

Toggles

Toggle to Breakdown by Sector Chart
Click this icon to display a chart of final energy by sector

Toggle to Breakdown by Fuel
Click this icon to display a chart of final energy by fuel

Toggle to Table View
Click this icon to display a table of the data behind any chart

Power BI native features

Note: All Power BI native features appear upon ‘hover’ on a chart or table

Drill Up
Select the 'Drill Up' Icon to return to a higher level of any visual, into which you have drilled down

Drill Down
Any graph which includes a greater level of detail on the included fields, will have the option to drill down into the data. To manually drill into one section of a visual, select the single-arrow drill down (see below), and then click the field that you want to drill into:
 
Drill Down (entire level)
Alternatively, to drilling into one specific field, you can also drill into every field via ‘next level’ drill feature. The double down-arrow will surface the lower level of all fields contained within a visual:
 
Expand Drill
Finally, if you want to see both the ‘parent’ and ‘child’ field of a drill together, you can use the Expand option. Selecting this forked path icon will drill through to the lower level of any visual, but the name of the parent field will appear next to its own subfields.
 

Focus Mode
To expand any visual to full-screen mode, select the focus mode icon:

Filters

On the left hand side of the dashboard you can select the range of years and the fuels types that you wish to display.
You can also choose between different units of energy: ktoe(default), GWh or TJ

  • Use the Expand All icon to see a more detailed split of fuels
  • Use the Collapse All icon to simplify the fuel split selection back to main fuel groups
  • Use the Clear All icon to remove all filters and start again

Primary Energy

Primary energy is the total amount of energy used. It includes the final energy used directly by the end-user, but also the energy inputs to transformation processes such as electricity generation and oil refining and other losses such as electricity transmission and distribution.

Two policy scenarios were modelled, both underpinned by the ESRI’s latest macroeconomic outlook:

  • Projections With Existing Measures (WEM): Policies implemented and adopted by the end of the latest inventory year, i.e., 31 December 2020. This scenario includes a varying carbon tax that increases by €7.50 per annum and reaches €100 per tonne by 2030, and a varying Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) price that increases annually to €100 per tonne by 2030.
  • Projections With Additional Measures (WAM): Policies implemented and adopted from the 2021 Climate Action Plan. This scenario includes a varying carbon tax that increases by €7.50 per annum and reaches €100 per tonne by 2030, and a varying Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) price that increases annually to €100 per tonne by 2030.

Three price scenarios were modelled for each policy scenario:

  • Central: Central fossil fuel price trajectory used is the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) medium price projection (2019).
  • High: High fossil fuel price trajectory used is the EU Reference Price scenario (2016), in constant 2016 prices.
  • Low: Low fossil fuel price trajectory used is the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) low price projection (2019).

Toggles

Toggle to Breakdown by Fuel
Click this icon to display a chart of primary energy by fuel

Toggle to Table View
Click this icon to display a table of the data behind any chart

Power BI native features

Note: All Power BI native features appear upon ‘hover’ on a chart or table

Focus Mode
To expand any visual to full-screen mode, select the focus mode icon:

Filters

On the left hand side of the dashboard you can select the range of years, scenario and the fuel types that you wish to display.
You can also choose between different units of energy: ktoe(default), GWh or TJ

Final Energy

Final energy is the energy that is consumed directly by the end-user. It includes all the energy that is delivered for activities as diverse as manufacturing, transport of people and goods, and the day-to-day energy requirements of living such as heating and cooking.
Final energy does not include the energy consumed by the energy industry itself in the transformation sector or distribution losses. For example it includes the electricity used by end-users, but not the energy that was consumed to produce the electricity, such as coal, gas or wind.

Two policy scenarios were modelled, both underpinned by the ESRI’s latest macroeconomic outlook:

  • Projections With Existing Measures (WEM): Policies implemented and adopted by the end of the latest inventory year, i.e., 31 December 2020. This scenario includes a varying carbon tax that increases by €7.50 per annum and reaches €100 per tonne by 2030, and a varying Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) price that increases annually to €100 per tonne by 2030.
  • Projections With Additional Measures (WAM): Policies implemented and adopted from the 2021 Climate Action Plan. This scenario includes a varying carbon tax that increases by €7.50 per annum and reaches €100 per tonne by 2030, and a varying Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) price that increases annually to €100 per tonne by 2030.

Three price scenarios were modelled for each policy scenario:

  • Central: Central fossil fuel price trajectory used is the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) medium price projection (2019).
  • High: High fossil fuel price trajectory used is the EU Reference Price scenario (2016), in constant 2016 prices.
  • Low: Low fossil fuel price trajectory used is the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) low price projection (2019).

Toggles

Toggle to Breakdown by Fuel
Click this icon to display a chart of primary energy by fuel

Toggle to Table View
Click this icon to display a table of the data behind any chart

Power BI native features

Note: All Power BI native features appear upon ‘hover’ on a chart or table

Focus Mode
To expand any visual to full-screen mode, select the focus mode icon:

Filters

On the left hand side of the dashboard you can select the range of years, scenario, sector and the fuel types that you wish to display.
You can also choose between different units of energy: ktoe(default), GWh or TJ

Energy related CO2 emissions

The most important greenhouse gas from the point of view of human contribution to climate change is carbon dioxide (CO2) from the combustion of fossil fuels for energy. CO2 from burning fossil fuels currently accounts for about 60% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland. This dashboard only shows data for energy related CO2 emissions. It does not include non-energy related greenhouse gas emissions such as industrial process emissions or emissions from livestock, and it doesn’t include non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions from energy use such as NOX emissions. Data on the full range of greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland is available from www.epa.ie

Two policy scenarios were modelled, both underpinned by the ESRI’s latest macroeconomic outlook:

  • Projections With Existing Measures (WEM): Policies implemented and adopted by the end of the latest inventory year, i.e., 31 December 2020. This scenario includes a varying carbon tax that increases by €7.50 per annum and reaches €100 per tonne by 2030, and a varying Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) price that increases annually to €100 per tonne by 2030.
  • Projections With Additional Measures (WAM): Policies implemented and adopted from the 2021 Climate Action Plan. This scenario includes a varying carbon tax that increases by €7.50 per annum and reaches €100 per tonne by 2030, and a varying Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) price that increases annually to €100 per tonne by 2030.

Three price scenarios were modelled for each policy scenario:

  • Central: Central fossil fuel price trajectory used is the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) medium price projection (2019).
  • High: High fossil fuel price trajectory used is the EU Reference Price scenario (2016), in constant 2016 prices.
  • Low: Low fossil fuel price trajectory used is the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) low price projection (2019).

Toggles

Toggle to Breakdown by Fuel
Click this icon to display a chart of primary energy by fuel

Toggle to Table View
Click this icon to display a table of the data behind any chart

Power BI native features

Note: All Power BI native features appear upon ‘hover’ on a chart or table

Focus Mode
To expand any visual to full-screen mode, select the focus mode icon:

Filters

On the left hand side of the dashboard you can select the range of years, scenario, sector and the fuel types that you wish to display.
You can also choose between different units of CO2 emissions: ktCO2(default), MtCO2 or tCO2