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The Irish Energy Market - Putting the Customer First

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  • John FitzGerald

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

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Some of the key factors driving change in the energy market are considered. These include, firstly, the pressures arising from the rapid growth of the economy, resulting in significant infrastructure shortages. The second factor that will drive change over the coming decade is the need to prepare the economy to comply with the requirements of the Kyoto protocol on tackling the problem of global warming. Finally, this paper looks at how the market structure needs to change to deliver efficient and cheap energy to consumers over the coming decade is considered.

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  • John FitzGerald, 2002. "The Irish Energy Market - Putting the Customer First," Papers WP145, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
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    1. Castro-Rodriguez, Fidel & Marín, Pedro L. & Siotis, Georges, 2009. "Capacity choices in liberalised electricity markets," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(7), pages 2574-2581, July.
    2. Conniffe, Denis & McCoy, Daniel, 1993. "Energy Elasticity Estimates and the Stability of the Relationship with GDP," Book Chapters,in: FitzGerald, John (ed.), Issues in Irish Energy Policy Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
    3. Bergin, Adele & Cullen, Joe & Duffy, David & FitzGerald, John & Kearney, Ide & McCoy, Daniel, 2003. "Medium-Term Review 2003-2010, No. 9," Forecasting Report, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number MTR09, April.
    4. Newbery, David M., 2002. "Problems of liberalising the electricity industry," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(4-5), pages 919-927, May.
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    1. Helm, Dieter, 2003. "The Scope and Limits of Competition and Regulation in the Irish Electricity Market," Quarterly Economic Commentary: Special Articles, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), vol. 2003(1-Spring), pages 1-12.

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