Commercial & public services

 

Note: These pages present provisional 1990-2021 Inventory data using global warming potentials (GWP) from the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report (AR5) (updated July 2022) and the EPA's latest 2021-2030 projections estimates (updated June 2022) using global warming potentials (GWP) from the IPCC's 4th Assessment Report (AR4).

In 2021 commercial services were responsible for 1.3% share & public services were responsible for 1.1% share of Ireland's final greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

 

Highlights

Current trends

  • Emissions from Commercial Services and Public Services decreased 3.0% and 3.8%
  • Emissions have remained relatively stable over the last seven years (2015-2021)

Cause

  • Decreases of natural gas use in both sectors in 2021
  • Efficiency has grown over the timeseries as a result of less coal and oil and an increase in the use of natural gas

Outlook

  • Emissions projected to decrease with the full implementation of the Climate Action Plan 

 

Commercial and public services sectors

The commercial/public services sectors estimate emission from fuel combustion for space and hot water heating in commercial and public/institutional buildings in Ireland. Emissions from commercial services and public services decreased by 3.0% and 3.8% respectively in 2021 compared to 2020 emissions due to a decrease in natural gas use.

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Projected emissions

Under the With Existing Measures scenario, emissions from the commercial and public services sector are projected to decrease by 30.4% between 2020 and 2030 to 1.3 Mt CO2 eq. Under the With Additional Measures scenario emissions from the commercial and public services sector are projected to decrease by 45.6% between 2020 and 2030 to 1.0 Mt CO2 eq. This scenario assumes full implementation of the Climate Action Plan.

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