The wind turbines would be visible from land, with the nearest shore point 1.27km away

The Marine Institute is seeking permission to install three 60m-high wind turbines within Galway Bay as part of an application to build a trial offsho(...)

Oil versus electricity: Protesters attend a rally in Beverly Hills, California demanding the Los Angeles Times not be sold to the Koch Brothers, portraits of which were held up. Charles and Bill Koch have donated millions to various conservative causes, including a new lobby group opposing electric cars. Photograph:  Joe Klamar/AFP

The Koch brothers are a cheery pair. Super wealthy, they control Koch Industries, America’s second-largest privately owned corporation, and they are f(...)

Think in: the President meets pupils from Glenamaddy and St Brendan’s schools at the Green-Schools Expo. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

If the students exhibiting their projects at Ireland’s first environmental exhibition for schools were the world leaders of today, we might be farthe(...)

 The Marine Renewables Industry Association says there are still “technical challenges” to be overcome offshore. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ocean energy could be “mainstream” in Europe by 2050 and supplying up to 100 gigawatt of power, according to a new industry report. The Marine Renew(...)

Leading the way: BedZed, a zero-carbon-emission ecovillage in London. Photograph: Gamma-Rapho/Getty

As we digest the warnings and promises from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, there is one industry that is poised for major change in Irelan(...)

Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station, near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Less than half of the Irish population believe climate change is a serious problem, a new survey shows. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEA(...)

COP21: Ireland has the advantage of exploiting renewable energy and not producing fossil fuels. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are no jobs on a dead planet. David Begg, former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions summarised things neatly when (...)

The key to a successful building project is proper planning.  Photograph: Thinkstock

My next-door neighbour is erecting a stand-alone structure ie, it is not attached to the side or rear of his house – of about 32.5sq m (350sq ft) a(...)

Chief of Staff Mark Mellett (left) warns over “enemies” of the State gaining advantage. Photograph: Alan Betson

Conor Lally Security and Crime Editor The Defence Forces needed to properly harness the “explosion” of data in modern society or risk making terroris(...)

Impression of the sub-sea observatory at the Galway Bay test site, connected back to shore by a cable which has already been installed. Photograph: SmartBay

A sub-sea observatory is due to be installed in Galway Bay when weather permits, as part of a significant development of the State’s ocean energy tes(...)