What GHGs does the State emit?

McTell

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It's hard to add up the figures. Seems that running a country exempts you from having to save energy, because, emmm, you're giving out the grants, employing the scientists and passing the laws that make Greenery such a lucrative business opportunity.

Start with the bigger industrials within the ETS system - Byrne Ó Cléirigh | EU ETS phase III
"The ETS sector in Ireland comprises fossil-fuel power plants, energy-intensive industries and certain specified manufacturing processes, e.g. cement manufacturing."

Outside the ETS, add in ( Byrne Ó Cléirigh | Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions targets )
farming - 33%
energy - 19%
transport - 20%
industry - 16%
housing - 10%
waste - 3%

= roughly 100%, not including the state sector. But then:

"The non-ETS sector includes transport, agriculture, commercial businesses, the public sector, small industry and households."


The public sector category seems to have slipped thru the cracks?

Can anyone tell us what heating all those offices and court buildings, post office vans, army trucks, and navy ships in the Med adds up to?
 


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Public sector energy consumption amounts to about 10,500 GWh or an energy spend of ~€600m (2014).

The public sector has an energy efficiency target of 33% by 2020 (compared with a 20% target for the entire economy). This was introduced in 2009 via the first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP): “The public sector will improve its energy efficiency by 33% and will be seen to lead by example — showing all sectors what is possible through strong, committed action.”

Progress against this target is tracked annually - all public bodies are required to report their energy data to SEAI, which publishes an annual report. The most recent report (2014 data) reveals that the sector had achieved 17% in annual savings, or 1,840 GWh, by 2014. This was equivalent to 418,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions. The report also lists the performance of each individual public body.

I can't post links to these documents as I'm under the post count for this forum, but if you search for 'minister launches' in the Byrne Ó Cléirigh website referenced by the OP above, you'll find an article on the latest report, as well as a link to the SEAI report itself.
 
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Public sector energy consumption amounts to about 10,500 GWh or an energy spend of ~€600m (2014).

The public sector has an energy efficiency target of 33% by 2020 (compared with a 20% target for the entire economy). This was introduced in 2009 via the first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP): “The public sector will improve its energy efficiency by 33% and will be seen to lead by example — showing all sectors what is possible through strong, committed action.”
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Thanks, I'm not an expert.
 

The Field Marshal

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Can anyone tell us what heating all those offices and court buildings, post office vans, army trucks, and navy ships in the Med adds up to?
The majority of all office space in Dublin is rented or owned by the Irish government.
Where it is rented it is at the highest possible rent and the leases are long.

Next time you traverse Irelands capitol city at night most of those empty buildings you see with all lights blazing are in permanent use by the Irish government.
 


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