The wind energy sector in Ireland has been particularly active in the past nine months. Photograph: Getty Images

Cork-based renewable energy entrepreneur Michael Murnane and a British private equity fund have sold a majority stake in a portfolio of wind farms in (...)

Alongside what was happening globally, Ireland wasn’t short of its own significant deals during the year. Illustration: iStock

Possibly the most important merger of 2016 from the perspective of market impact was the one that didn’t happen. The proposed $160 billion (€150 bill(...)

Gaelectric either built the 14 wind farms itself or bought them, and will continue to manage the facilities

Renewable energy specialist Gaelectric is selling 14 Irish wind farms worth an estimated €400 million to China General Nuclear Power’s European energy(...)

Children attend a swim training session at Hangzhou Chen Jinglun Sport school Natatorium, where Chinese Olympic swimmers Sun Yang and Fu Yuanhui also trained, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The Olympic Games in Rio have proven an emotional rollercoaster ride in China, whisking national feeling from public outrage at Australian swimmer Mac(...)

 President of the Argentine state nuclear energy company  José Luis Antunez  and China National Nuclear Corporation  general manager Quian Zhimin  sign an agreement to build nuclear power stations. Photograph: Getty Images

China will finance and build two nuclear power plants in Argentina in a deal worth up to $15 billion, underlining Beijing’s continued presence in Lati(...)

Roads cut through the site where EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station will be constructed in Bridgwater, southwest England. File photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping sealed a multibillion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that prime minister Davi(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping and Britain’s prime minister David Cameron during a joint press conference in  Downing  Street. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

When Britain’s first ambassador to the Chinese court, George Macartney, entered the imperial tent on September 14th, 1793, he saw a thousand Mandarins(...)

Hinkley Point nuclear power station is seen behind rocks on a beach in Bridgwater, southwest England. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A deal to build Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation is due to be announced today. The government has been in negotiations with French-ow(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne (centre ) visits the Taishan nuclear power plant in southern China. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Getty Images

Chinese companies will be allowed to take a majority stake in new nuclear power stations in Britain, chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday.Mr (...)