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A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

Shares in Providence Resources dropped by 11.5%. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

European shares retreated from a four-year peak on Thursday as concerns about a US-China trade truce resurfaced after Donald Trump signed into law a b(...)

EirGrid calculates that, by 2027, data centres will use the same amount of electricity as Dublin does now. Photograph: iStock

Irish energy policy is a mass of contradictions. The Government has pledged that renewables such as wind and solar power will provide 70 per cent of a(...)

Experts have calculated that, by the end of 2020, consumers and businesses will have paid an extra €1.9bn this century to fund price supports for wind-generated electricity

In the 12 months to the end of October 2020, households and employers will contribute about €150 million to wind farms and other renewable generators (...)

Building materials group CRH closed up 1.5 per cent to €32.99, partly on a read-through from positive Q3 figures from its peer, LafargeHolcim.

A late turnaround helped European stocks notch gains for a fifth straight session on Friday, as signs of progress in US-China trade talks and upbeat r(...)

Broadcom fell 6.53% after it cut its full-year revenue forecast by $2 billion. Photograph: Mike Blake/File Photo/Reuters

Trade-sensitive technology stocks led losses in European and US markets on Friday after US chipmaker Broadcom’s sales warning and disappointing indust(...)

Mounting political worries sent sterling lower, helping more internationally focused stocks gain. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

London’s top share index rose on Thursday as the pound slipped on concerns that outgoing prime minister Theresa May’s successor might push for a hard (...)

House builders had little relief on Wednesday, traders said, as Cairn Homes fell 1.96 per cent to €1.202

Shares tumbled on Wednesday as escalating trade tensions between the US and China fanned fears of slowing global growth. Dublin House builders had l(...)

Global markets remained on alert over a trade war between the two superpowers China and the US. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP

European shares rose as risk appetite picked up after US president Donald Trump played down Washington’s trade war with Beijing, while a slew of earni(...)

Shares in Airbus fell 4.4 per cent after Le Monde reported the United States had opened an investigation into allegations of corruption. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq overall index of Irish shares dropped to a fresh 2½-year low on Thursday as markets sold off globally while investors digested the US Federal(...)

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