Figures showing that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector have stalled are most welcome, and a quite a surprise, given recent tre(...)

 The dollar took a breather from its recent rally, but remained close to multi-year highs overnight, as the euro rebounded to $1.0528, up about 0.3 per cent on the day. (Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)

Asian shares drifted higher on Monday after a downbeat session on Wall Street kept sentiment in check, while the euro recovered from a fresh 12-year (...)

Figures showing that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector have stalled are welcome but give no reason for complacency, Friends of the Earth Ireland director Oisín Coghlan has said.

Figures showing that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector have stalled are welcome but give no reason for complacency, Friends of(...)

A slowdown in China’s economic growth helped the world to a pause in the upward rise in greenhouse gas emissions last year, according to new data. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire.

A slowdown in China’s economic growth helped the world to a pause in the upward rise in greenhouse gas emissions last year, according to new data. (...)

The Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take off at Al Bateen airport in Abu Dhabi. Two Swiss pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, on Monday embarked on an attempt to fly around the world on the solar-powered airplane that is expected to last for five months and is aimed at promoting clean technology in the aviation sector. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters 1:30

Two Swiss pilots have on Monday embarked on the first attempt to fly around the world in a plane propelled only by energy from the sun.Bertrand Picca(...)

The primary driver of the rise in global output is expected to be a 75 per cent jump in global average real output per head, as the prosperity of emerging economies catches up with that of high-income countries

Our ancestors lived in eras we call the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Ours is the “fossil-fuel age”. The energy we have extracted from t(...)

Carbon control: a farmer grazes sheep by a power plant near China’s Changzhi, in Shanxi province. The amount of coal being burned in China has fallen for the first time since 2000 – good news for the environment. Photograph: Reuters

With 2014 likely to end up one of the hottest years on record and greenhouse gas emissions still rising, attention is turning to carbon capture and(...)

The decline in oil prices should be helpful to the world economy, albeit with caveats. Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto

What does the decline in oil prices mean for the world economy? The answer depends on why it has happened and how long it might last. But overall it s(...)

Oil prices are now languishing at less than $80 a barrel mark, around 30 per cent below a peak they hit in June and from which they have fallen with i(...)

OxyMem managing director Wayne Byrne

UCD spin out OxyMem has won the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Innovation Award which recognises organisations that are implementing i(...)