In June, not long after the local elections,  councillors decided to amend the plan so that there would be a minimum distance between homes and wind turbines equivalent to 10 times their “tip height”. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has told Donegal councillors to drop recent amendments to the county plan that would place new restrictions o(...)

Tours of  the Greenoge Wind Farm in Co Carlow and  Rahora Wind Farm in Tullogher, Co Kilkenny will take place over the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The wind energy industry is to hold a series of open days for the public this weekend to counter what they believe is damaging perceptions of wind tur(...)

The Irish Wind Energy Association  said everybody with an interest in Irish energy policy should contribute to the paper.

The energy sector will have to bear a disproportionate burden of Ireland’s climate change obligations because of the expansion of agriculture, Mini(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has warned that a deal, which would mean the erection of 2,100 wind turbines in the midlands to export energy to the UK, would not proceed as planned because the British government had not made sufficient progress on the issue. Photograph: Getty Images

Ronan McGreevy Wind energy could contribute an additional €5 billion per year to gross domestic product (GDP) in the next decade if Irel(...)

The economic contribution the development of wind energy can make to local communities, and the savings to be made from moving away from unsust(...)

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The Irish Wind Energy Association said the European Commission proposals “would slow progress to competitiveness instead of creating the conditions for offshore wind to become competitive”. Photograph: Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has criticised a draft European Commission plan to make member states phase out the use of fe(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte: energy export plan could be reactivated under a new UK government

British coalition politics have been blamed for the scuppering of plans to export wind energy from Ireland to the UK. British prime mini(...)

Davy Stockbrokers suggested the UK had cooled on the Irish export scheme and were instead looking to developing fracking, North Sea gas and nuclear energy. Photograph: Reuters

Plans to export wind energy from Ireland to the UK are unlikely to go ahead before the end of the decade, the Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte (...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  hailed the 1,850 jobs that “will be created.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government this morning hosts a briefing on its Action Plan for Jobs. If you think you’ve heard that before, it’s because you have. Only ye(...)