Interviews and public events with key stakeholders in the Irish energy transition



This dataset includes transcriptions of 9 interviews and 13 public event recordings with key stakeholders in the Irish energy transition collected for the PhD research project 'Governance of Public Involvement in the Energy System Transition: Insights from Ireland and Scotland' (Määttä, 2022). To access the data, email

The semi-structured interviews discuss key goals and challenges, collaboration, public participation, energy policy, and the future with key stakeholders in the Irish energy transition. The interview participants included policymakers, renewable energy industry experts, energy agency experts, and members of community groups and community energy projects.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events usually taking place in the Irish energy transition processes were moved online and put on YouTube or other public websites. This opened the events to the public and more diverse participants. This novel source of data was a result of the world changing due to the pandemic, and the impact of social distancing and lockdowns. The events include events held by governmental organisations, the renewable energy industry, energy agencies, advocacy groups, and community energy support groups. The events include discussions on diverse topics, such as community energy, community benefits, the planning system, community engagement, and public participation.

Dataset is embargoed until 31 December 2025. Files available in PDF formats.
Date made available09 May 2022
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Temporal coverage21 Nov 2019 - 21 Jun 2021
Date of data productionJun 2020 - Dec 2021
Geographical coverageIreland

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