The site of Facebook’s data storage facility in Co Meath which will be its second in Europe. It will employ 115 when complete. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Facebook’s data centre currently under construction in Co Meath will be “online late 2017/early 2018” and will employ in the region of 115 people when(...)

Ireland must reach a 40 per cent level of renewable electricity provision to meet EU targets for 2020. Last year almost 24 per cent was achieved through wind alone

Communities wary of accepting wind farm projects are most likely to be won over by the prospect of discounted electricity bills, a conference has hea(...)

Minister for Energy Alex White: “Climate change is a challenge for all of us. It’s not something that just affects urban areas or just affects rural areas.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Ireland must be progressive and understand the “great opportunities” offered by wind energy investment, outgoing Minister for Energy and Natural Reso(...)

Wind energy: conference will be told public support in Ireland has grown in recent months for this type of energy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The impact of a potential Brexit on Irish energy policy and investment will be the focus of discussion at the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) ann(...)

Leonard Ponzi: will run Reputation Inc’s New York office.

Yet another Irish-linked communications consultancy is heading stateside. Reputation Inc, the British and Irish agency founded by former Edelman Irela(...)

Just 12 decisions on proposed wind turbine constructions were made in 2015 in Ireland, compared with 19 the previous year and 29 in 2013

Long delays in processing planning applications for wind turbines are causing concern in the renewable-energy sector as it emerged that dozens of case(...)

The campaign will highlight that Ireland imports 85 per cent of its energy requirements. Photograph: David Sleator

A €500,000 advertising campaign highlighting the perceived benefits of wind energy begins today. The campaign is funded by the major wind energy com(...)

Denmark is now generating close to 40% of annual electricity needs from wind and on some days production reaches as high as 120% of needs. Photograph: PA

Comparisons have often been drawn between Ireland and Denmark because of our similar size and strong agricultural heritage, amongst other things. One (...)

Planning permission was recently granted to US technology giant Apple to build a new data centre near Athenry, Co Galway.

Some 18 companies are either in the process of establishing a data centre in Ireland or are significantly expanding existing operations in an overal(...)

A wind farm development at Bruckana on Bord na Móna’s cutaway peatland on the Laois, Kilkenny, Tipperary borders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s wind industry will this week open its doors to businesses that want to learn more about the opportunities to invest in renewables. Twenty-fo(...)