Vayu commercial director Liam Faulkner: “We believe there remains a large untapped opportunity to deliver new services into the UK market.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill/PA Wire

Irish energy supplier Vayu is entering the UK market, targeting business users.The company said it seeks to supply businesses in the industrial and co(...)

Low volumes of electricity from wind turbines on certain days in March combined with other plant outages to force wholesale electricity prices higher. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish wholesale electricity prices rose 6 per cent in March, compared to February, offsetting a decline in both oil and wholesale UK gas prices(...)

About 23 per cent of Ireland’s electricity demand was met last month by wind generation, which displaced more expensive gas-powered plants and this helped lower Irish wholesale electricity prices. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A drop in wholesale gas and electricity prices, along with greater wind energy generation, pushed down the Bord Gáis Energy index by 5 per cent(...)

European coal prices rose by 4 per cent inJanuary due to supply concerns following a surprise export ban by the Colombian government on one of the country’s biggest exporter of coal due to breaches of environmental regulations.  Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

A combination of rising Irish wholesale electricity and coal prices offset decreasing oil and wholesale natural gas prices saw the Bord Gais Energy In(...)

Approximately 75 per cent of the Irish wholesale electricity demand was met by gas or coal powered plants, according to the Bord Gáis energy index published today. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

The Bord Gáis energy index, which measures wholesale energy prices, rose 11 per cent last month as unseasonably high demand coupled with gas su(...)

Handout photo issued by Total of its Elgin PUQ platform, where production has resumed on a North Sea platform almost a year after it was evacuated due to a leak. Photograph: PA

a shortage is just weeks away. Natural gas prices spiked to over £1.50 a thermin London yesterday after technical problems with on(...)