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					              Energy long ago
• 1950s
• In the 1950s people
  would heat their homes
  mainly with turf and
  coal fires .
• Turf is cut from bogs.
• Some would also use
  electric heaters .
               Click to find out more about bogs
               Energy Long ago
• 1960s – 70s
• Turf and coal fires were
  still in use
• Central heating came into
  use in the 1960s using
  tanks called back boilers
  which were at the back of
  fireplaces filled with
  water.
• When there was a fire
  lighting the water would
  warm up and would then
  be used to heat the home
                 Energy Long Ago
• 1980s
• A lot more people were
  beginning to use central
  heating in Ireland and were
  moving away from coal and
  turf fires
• Gas was discovered in
  Kinsale during the 1980s
  and so people were able to
  get gas central heating
• During the 1980s the
  government banned coal
  in the amin cities because it
  caused a lot of smog
              Energy long ago
• 1990s
• Almost every home in
  Ireland had gas or oil
  central heating
• Coal fires were
  becoming less common
• New homes were beter
  built and were
  insulated.
               Energy long ago
• 2000s
• In the 2000s people
  were using insulation to
  keep their homes warm
• New homes began to
  use under floor heating
  and double glazing.
              Energy long ago
• 2000-present
• This decade saw the
  widespread use of wind
  turbines to generate
  electricity for homes
  and businesses
              Energy long ago
• 2000-present
• Hybrid cars were
  introduced . These
  worked on petrol and
  electricity
           Energy use in Ireland
• Energy use in Ireland
  per capita has increased
                                           Energy use in Ireland per capita .
                                                        Year Kg of oil equivalent
                                                           1960             1316
                                                           1970             2018
                                                           1980             2539


  since 1960                                               1990
                                                           2000
                                                           2001
                                                           2007
                                                                            2843
                                                                            3574
                                                                            3738
                                                                            3457




• The peak was in 2001
                                                      Primary energy use in kilograms of oil equivalent,
                                                     (before transformation to other end-use fuels)

                             4000

                             3500

                             3000




• In that year it was        2500

                             2000

                             1500
                                                                                                   Series1


                             1000



  3737.54kg in kg of oil     500

                               0
                                    1960     1970   1980    1990     2000      2001    2007




  equivalent per person
• In 2007 it fell back to
  3456.56kg in oil                                                                            Click to see
  equivalent                                                                                     Graph
Energy use in Ireland 1960-2007
              Energy use in Ireland per capita .
                           Year Kg of oil equivalent
                              1960             1316
                              1970             2018
                              1980             2539
                              1990             2843
                              2000             3574
                              2001             3738
                              2007             3457

                         Primary energy use in kilograms of oil equivalent,
                        (before transformation to other end-use fuels)

4000

3500

3000

2500

2000
                                                                       Series1
1500

1000

 500

   0
       1960     1970   1980    1990     2000      2001    2007
Energy through the ages

          By Hugh
     6th Class St.Marys

				
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