We may not be Iceland or Sicily. We have no active volcanoes or regular seismic activity. But that does not mean we cannot exploit the geothermal p(...)

Inis Mór twins Macha and Surnaí Ó Maoldhia during an eco-tour of the island on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Downes. 0:52

Twins Macha and Surnaí Ó Maoldhia know all about the cost of boiling a kettle, for when they plug it in they see how the “cents shoot up” on their hou(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte: sustainable energy is “the next big opportunity for Irish enterprise”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland must position itself as a centre of excellence for companies supplying Europe’s green energy market, estimated to be worth €155 billion by 20(...)

You’ve got the stack of magazines by your bed. You’re a frequent visitor to houzz.com and have started spending your weekends in fitted kitchen sho(...)

Tom Roche: wrote cheque for full amount of loans. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tom Roche, the largest shareholder in NTR, has taken back control of his 38 per cent stake in the investment firm after a receiver was appointe(...)

A plan to export energy generated in Ireland to Britain from wind energy farms has proven controversial

As many as 35,000 jobs could be generated by developing Ireland’s wind energy sector further, according to a new report from Trinity College Du(...)

Wind power has saved Ireland more than €1 billion in imported energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions and (...)

The budget for ocean energy development in the 2013-2016 period will be increased by €16.8 million. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Ocean energy will receive a boost in funding from the Government under a new plan to develop wave and tidal resources in Ireland.The Offshore Renewabl(...)

The European Parliament, meeting this week in Strasbourg, has called on the European Union to introduce mandatory targets on renewable energy for individual countries after 2020. Photograph: Jean-Marc Loos/Reuters.

The European Parliament has called on the European Union to introduce mandatory targets on renewable energy for individual countries after 2020, putti(...)

Permanent TSB is “refreshing” its board. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has announced two new non-executive directors. Julie O’Neill is a former secretary general of the Department of Transport and since 200(...)