Wind turbines  in the Irish sea. Multibillion euro offshore wind projects must be separated from Anglo-Irish disagreements about the British subsidies to be paid for wind energy from the midlands, a leading offshore executive has said.

Multibillion euro offshore wind projects must be separated from Anglo-Irish disagreements about the British subsi(...)

Davy Stockbrokers suggested the UK had cooled on the Irish export scheme and were instead looking to developing fracking, North Sea gas and nuclear energy. Photograph: Reuters

Plans to export wind energy from Ireland to the UK are unlikely to go ahead before the end of the decade, the Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte (...)

A plan to export energy generated in Ireland to Britain from wind energy farms has proven controversial

As many as 35,000 jobs could be generated by developing Ireland’s wind energy sector further, according to a new report from Trinity College Du(...)

The site of the Oldman 2 wind farmin Alberta, Canada. Ikea will purchase the wind farm from Irish company Mainstreawm Renewable Power once the plant is operational.

Ikea plans to buy a second wind farm from Irish energy company Mainstream Renewable Power as part of plans to invest £1.5 billion (€1.7 billion) in wi(...)

Concerns about the status of wind projects in the midlands have been “needlessly stoked by unthinking communication by some developers”, Minister for (...)

Eddie O’Connor of Mainstream Renewable Power: “We now have one of the biggest energy investors in the world on board.”    Photograph: Frank Miller

The Japanese trading house Marubeni has agreed to pay €100 million for a 25 per cent stake in Mainstream Renewable Power, the wind energy company cont(...)

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has announced its involvement in the development of $1.4 billion of wind and solar projects in Chile. Photograph: Reuters.

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has announced its involvement in the development of $1.4 billion of wind and solar projects in Chile. (...)

Ireland has the potential to export wind energy as other countries struggle to meet renewable energy targets. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland is touted as the European Saudi Arabia of wind with its wild Atlantic coast and large tracts of rural land. It also has the potential t(...)

Corkermore wind farm  in Dunkineely, Co Donegal. Photograph: David Sleator

Plans to pepper the Irish midlands with giant wind turbines exporting the electricity they generate to Britain are not driven only by Tory conc(...)