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The west Offaly power station, in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, had sought permission to continue to burn peat past a December 2020 deadline until 2027, while it transitioned to rely on biomass fuel. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An ESB power plant in Co Offaly has been refused permission to redevelop in order to burn biomass rather than peat, in a decision by An Bord Pleanála (...)

Bord na Móna would not be “climate change deniers” when it comes to acknowledging the impact peat farming has on the environment, the company’s chief (...)

Bann Road solar farm: facility will produce enough clean energy from the sun to offset nearly a million tonnes of CO2.

SSE Airtricity has reached a deal with renewable energy developer BayWa to supply green energy to 14,000 homes through Ireland’s largest solar farm. (...)

Bord na Móna’s power plant in Edenderry: more than a third of the fuel used at  plant is biomass. This meets a Government-set  target towards generating 40 per cent of electricity from renewables by 2020

Bord na Móna is to stop importing palm kernel shells from plantations in some of the world’s most biodiverse countries following concerns that it is h(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

The Government this week has been knocking on the door of various State-owned companies looking for cash. It’s all part of a plan agreed in the budget(...)