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(...)

Mason Hayes & Curran managing partner Declan Black said that despite the upturn in the economy downward pressure on legal fees remains  a feature of the firm’s business. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Law firm Mason Hayes & Curran increased its turnover by 8 per cent to €48 million in 2013 following a strong finish to the year d(...)

Renewable energy company NTR has sold its Osage wind farm in Oklahoma to US rival TradeWind Energy for $60 million (€44 million). The Osa(...)

The Green Party’s Eamon  Ryan said  there was no interest on the part of the Government “in the climate challenge we face. There is no discussion of how exposed we are to rising fossil fuel prices.” Photograph: PA

A negotiated agreement to facilitate green energy exports from the midlands by a 2020 EU timeframe has not been reached, Minister for Energy Pa(...)

All Bord Gáis Energy staff  are to transfer to the new consortium with their existing working terms and conditions.

A final agreement to sell Bord Gáis Energy to a consortium comprising Centrica, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and Icon Infrastructure ha(...)

The waves of the North Sea break in front of a beach of Heligoland, Germany. A leaked European Commission document shows Westwave is the only project to be withdrawn out of 23 awarded €1.2 billon in funding last December. Photograph: Christof Martin/EPA

The Government has had to turn down €20 million in European Union funding awarded to the ESB’s flagship wave energy project because the technology req(...)

“Any national renewable energy planning strategy cannot just consider wind energy alone and must also take into account other technologies and issues.” Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

The efficient production and use of energy is a central consideration for planning. Ireland has a number of strategic advantages in the area of renewa(...)

Hydro-electric: accounted for 26 per cent of new renewable capacity in 2012

Developing countries are now investing almost as much as developed countries in renewable energy, with 46 per cent of the global total in 2012, accor(...)

Aidan Gillen speaks with Jorge Macias from Trócaire partner Fundacion Guillermo Toriello, who work to strengthen indigenous rights in Guatemala. Photograph: Jeannie O’Brien

I’m sitting with Juana Laj Ical outside her temporary dwelling a little off a bumpy road in the Polochic valley region of Guatemala. It’s baking hot a(...)