Ocean Energy

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Wind turbines in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Ireland’s ocean resources are crucial to delivering on the target of generating 70 per cent of electricity in the State from renewable energy by 2030,(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at official opening of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility at the UCC Environmental Research Institute Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he is confident that if the British government was to show any movement on its approach to Brexit, then the European U(...)

A sea bird amongst the Atlantic waves in Kerry. The Irish Atlantic coastline has some of the most energetic waves in Europe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Storm Ophelia was setting new wind-speed and wave-height records last autumn, ocean energy researchers were once again reminded of the challenges(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

Ocean Energy’s wave energy device will be built in Oregon and tested by the US navy at a site off Hawaii.

A landmark wave energy device designed by Cork-based company Ocean Energy is to be built by US company Vigor, it was announced on Wednesday in Washing(...)

Prof Tony Lewis: “It is a matter of balancing use of the marine environment for energy, fishing, aquaculture and tourism – to everybody’s satisfaction.”

When one of the world’s largest energy companies identifies solar, wind and nuclear as targets for diversified investment, advocates of ocean energy m(...)

A  file image of the oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer  in Seattle. US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order on  aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration. Photograph: AP

US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that have been off limits - a move meant to b(...)