Energy data portal of particular interest to researchers, students and policymakers

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched an interactive energy data portal (www.seai.ie/energy-data-portal) where visitors can explore Ireland’s energy use since 1990 and bring trends and insights to life.

The visualisation tool uses data and figures from SEAI’s flagship publications on energy statistics and projections. This exciting new channel brings together the trends and information in a user-friendly and accessible format.

The interactive charts provide visitors with an easy interface to investigate energy use across different fuels and sectors of the economy such as households, industry, transport, public and commercial sectors. It is also possible to explore energy trends in Ireland since 1990, how energy use has evolved over time and projections out to 2030.

Commenting on the launch of the new tool, Dr Eimear Cotter, Head of Low Carbon Technologies, SEAI said: “This new online resource from SEAI dramatically improves the accessibility of Ireland’s national energy statistics, combining historic trends with future scenarios. This tool allows users to, quickly and easily, explore relevant energy trends for Ireland. SEAI is committed to continually improving the accessibility of energy datasets such as these. This is a critically important way of improving understanding of Ireland’s energy landscape and of informing the development of policy to positively influence a clean energy future for all.”

Cotter continued: “We’re often asked about sectoral energy trends or how might the fuel mix change as we head towards 2020 and beyond. This tool can help to answer those questions and allow users to do their own analysis.”

The portal will be of interest to researchers, students, teachers, people working in the energy sector, government, media and the general public with an interest in energy supply and use in Ireland.

You can access the energy data portal by visiting www.seai.ie/Energy-Data-Portal/