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A woman enjoys the sun on her balcony as the Eiffel Tower is clearly seen in the background lat week. Air pollution has fallen in Paris in response to the lockdown measure to fight the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

Improved air quality in Europe due to lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic has delivered health benefits equivalent to avoiding 11,300 prematu(...)

ESB subsidiary Electric Ireland will cut energy prices from April 1st, reducing customers’ bills by an estimated €1.80-€8.30 a month.

ESB subsidiary Electric Ireland will cut prices by an estimated €1.80-€8.30 a month in a move likely to spark other energy suppliers to follow. Elect(...)

For the fifth year in a row the Irish Credit Union has taken  the top spot for customer experience, followed by Laya Healthcare and Phonewatch. Photograph: iStock

Bus company CityLink and insurer Allianz were among the biggest losers as they took a hit to their “customer experience” score in a survey of Irish br(...)

Royal Dutch Shell’s first UK  hydrogen refuelling station. Hydrogen’s big advantage, as a fuel, is that it’s quick and easy to use by a driver. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Plans for the introduction of a hydrogen fuelling infrastructure for Ireland are accelerating, and a group representing those interested in using hydr(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: “We want to be as competitive as we can be, because it is a truly competitive market out there in Ireland on price.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Catherine O’Kelly confesses that she loves energy. It captivated her when she was studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. “I knew I wan(...)

Texas, the state synonymous with oil and gas, has become the leading supplier of wind energy in the United States.

Ignore the vapid efforts by the US administration to resurrect antiquated energy industries like coal. Economies of scale have provided wind and solar(...)

Two  home-builders have floated on the Irish Stock Exchange since the middle of 2015, Cairn Homes and Glenveagh Properties

Former senior AIB finance executive Myles O’Grady has been hired to beef up the management team of a house-builder being lined up for a €300 million-p(...)

The State adds the levy to all electricity bills to pay for price supports given to renewable energy generators, such as wind farms. Photograph: PA

Regulators are set to cut the State’s so-called green energy levy in half, knocking more than €262 million off business and household electricity bill(...)

Poolbeg incinerator: Covanta says there is no long-term plan to import waste. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is one irrefutable assertion that applies to large, modern incinerators: they are ferocious consumers of raw materials. In the case of Covanta’s(...)

An environmental specialist said that although the increase in trucks is a justifiable concern, overall the plant is not having a negative impact. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The potential expansion of Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator has met with mixed reaction in Sandymount. The operators of the plant have sought talks with(...)

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