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Britain’s National Grid on Thursday estimated a hit of up to £1 billion (€1.1 billion) to this year’s cash flow as Covid-19 lockdowns reduce industri(...)

The Government wants renewable power to generate 70 per cent of the electricity used in the Republic by 2030. Photograph:  VCG

Irish group Shannon Energy and Danish company Obton plan to kick off a €300 million investment in the Republic by spending €60 million on plants that (...)

The end of ‘Range Anxiety’ was supposed to have been here by now.. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

The end of “Range Anxiety” was supposed to have been here by now. The advent of mainstream electric cars, made by popular, mass-market brands such as (...)

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 (...)

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