Abengoa solar plant is seen at the “Solucar” solar park in Sanlucar la Mayor, near the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain . Photograph: Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo

Renewable energy giant Abengoa has avoided the largest bankruptcy in Spanish history – for the time being at least – by securing an agreement with its(...)

Richard Lally with Dr Rosemary O’Hara at Carlow IT’s enviroCORE (Centre of Research and Enterprise in BioEnvironmental Technologies) research centre

Dublin Institute of Technology Top five courses: 1. MSc in Marketing 2. MSc in Strategic Management 3. MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance &(...)

The Offaly side of the old constituency had two sitting TDs: Barry Cowen and Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy. It has meant a spare seat is on offer, with no incumbent.

The Offaly North Tipperary constituency threw up a few election surprises - but Fianna Fáil’s dominance was not among them. The former five-seat Laoi(...)

Buildings in Beijing, China, shrouded in smog: China faces a huge air quality crisis, brought on largely by coal-burning, which makes it far more willing to wean itself from the worst form of fossil fuel consumption. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Did the Paris climate accord save civilisation? Maybe. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it’s actually the best climate news we’ve ha(...)

Gaelectric: increasing operational wind energy portfolio. Photograph:  Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Renewable energy group Gaelectric has raised €28 million in debt finance to fund the ongoing rollout of wind energy projects in Ireland. The financing(...)

Stephen Wheeler, managing director of SSE Airtricity. “Our model can’t just be about selling electricity, it’s actually providing an essential service to our customers.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SSE Airtricity is on course to building the biggest wind farm in the State. The local subsidiary of British utility, Scottish and Southern Energy, (...)

Renewable energy group NTR is still deciding how best to distribute $196 million (€175 million) from the sale of US windfarms to shareholders. Announ(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny after announcing the building of the power station in Killala, Co Mayo, with  Gerald  Crotty of Mayo Renewable Power. Photograph: Maxwells

US-backed Mayo Renewable Pow er is planning a €180 million electricity generating plant for Killala, the construction of which will create up to 350(...)

The academy says existing wind power plants, combined with those under construction and other forms of renewable energy, are enough to comply with the Republic’s current commitments to the EU

The Republic’s renewable energy commitments could add €200 million a year to the cost of electricity, the Irish Academy of Engineering warns in its la(...)

Concepts for utilising wave power: floating bodies, buoys, oscillating shutters or tidal power plants Concepts for utilising wave power: floating bodies, buoys, oscillating shutters or tidal power plants. From top left: Dr Patrick Walsh from the department of mechanical and automobile engineering in Limerick; former minister for energy and natural resources Pat Rabbitte; and Conor Haughey, chairman of the Irish Wave Energy Developer’s Association

We used to be considered the edge of the world. A scary place. Now our position on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean is a status symbol. At every s(...)