Energy Blog


8th October 2019

A Climate-Neutral Europe: A Race that We Can Win?

Commission President-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, has argued that the question of climate action is a moral, human and political obligation. She has made climate action a core element of her ‘Agenda for Europe’.
6th March 2019

Will “Political Procrastination” Undermine Irish Climate Leadership?

Brexit and climate change are like apples and tomatoes—there is no reason to mix them. To do so is to perpetuate the false dichotomy that we must choose between the economy and the environment when, in reality, there are no jobs on a dead planet.
3rd December 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement versus the Trump Effect: Countervailing Forces for Decarbonisation

In this publication, IIEA Senior Fellow Joseph Curtin argues that the “Trump Effect” has created a powerful countervailing force acting against the momentum which the Paris Agreement on climate change hoped to generate.
24th October 2018

From prices and machines to citizens and communities: making climate action more effective

Joseph Curtin argues that effective climate action must consider not only prices and machines, but also people and communities.
3rd October 2018

California Dreamin’ of the EU’s climate strategy

In this climate policy blog, Joseph Curtin, IIEA Senior Research Fellow, examines how California’s climate performance would fare under the EU’s climate policy framework, and whether it would hold up under the microscope of closer inspection