Ireland carbon emissions and environmental impact

Ireland air pollution

Ireland as an air pollution mortality rate of 11.9 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Ireland is 8.2 mg/m³, endangering 0.3% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Ireland energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Ireland is 1.95 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 100.0% of Ireland population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 9.1% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 62.81%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 25.09%
  • Renewable electricity output: 27.97%

Ireland territory

The territory of Ireland has a surface area of 70280 km², 68890 of which being land area. Forests represents 11.0% of the land with 7597 km². Around 2.3% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.

Ireland adjusted savings

It is estimated that the adjusted net savings of Ireland are around $48,240,219,490 which represent 16.1% of the gross national income.

  • Carbon dioxide damages: $1,377,279,623 (0.46)%
  • Mineral depletion: $88,425,544 (0.03)%
  • Particulate emission damage: $100,947,005 (0.03)%
  • Energy depletion: $330,307,379 (0.11)%
  • Education expenditure: $12,676,146,497 (4.22)%

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