To the rescue? Non-bank finance is aimed at SMEs badly hit by the lack of credit, which is stifling the recovery

Eugene O’Callaghan was appointed director of the National Pensions Reserve Fund in April 2010, just six months before Ireland required a massive Europ(...)

Gaelectric has operating windfarms in Skrine in Co Roscommon and Carn Hill in Co Antrim. Photograph: Reuters

Wind energy group Gaelectric has agreed €92 million in new funding from a range of sources, including the National Pensions Reserve Fund’s loan facili(...)

The idea is to use cheap, excess power generated from wind farms during periods of low or off-peak demand to pump the air into the caverns. It will then be released to generate power when demand is high.

Wind power developer Gaelectric is joining forces with US engineering specialist Dresser Rand to invest €355 million in a new energy storage venture i(...)

A water display on the Liffey by the Dublin Port tugs after the signing of a contract by Gaelectric Holdings to co-develop three Irish wind farms in 2011. Stockholm-based Proventus recently loaned €65 million to green energy developer Gaelectric. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swedish corporate financier Proventus, whose backers include the Nobel Foundation, is seeking to invest up to €100 million in individual Irish (...)

Wind turbines on Scrine Hill outside Roscommon Town. Photograph: Gerard O’Loughlin

The proposals to build 2,300 wind turbines in the midlands to serve the UK market is already proving to be contentious even before a single one(...)

Swedish investment vehicle Proventus Capital Partners has backed a € 65 million fund-raising by Irish renewable energy generation and energy st(...)