94% of ESB electricity comes from fossil fuels and a further 3% is imported. so electricity in ireland is far from green.
as for commute, most of the time I don’t bother, made friends with people a year ahead of me and took their notes. so i stay at home most of the time.
otherwise it’s a 40 min commute by bus or a 70 min walk. it does’nt affect my quality of life but it sure as hell affects my quality of education.