Cara Konig-Brock, owner of Beaulieu House in Drogheda, Co Louth. The solar farm will combine “modern technology with a very traditional place, almost in a time warp”. Photograph: Garrett White

Many of Ireland’s country estate houses have been repurposed as wedding venues, but at the 17th-century Beaulieu House in Co Louth there’s a different(...)

The green agenda has become part of day-to-day business. Photograph: iStock

The green agenda’s prominence in business planning rose greatly in tandem with awareness of the threat imposed by global warming. The writings of Geor(...)

Minister for  Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten warned that Brexit made it now essential that Ireland ramp up its production of renewable energy as much of our energy is sourced through the UK.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Renewable Energy Incentive scheme to be announced in the Budget will not make the same mistakes as the North’s “cash for ash” scandal, the Minister(...)

US president Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords. Photograph: Getty Images

Perhaps history was telling us something when Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president happened almost 1,000 years after the coronation of Cnut the(...)

Stephen Swift, GE, Wilbur Ross, Secretary, US Department of Commerce, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Nguyen Viet Cuong, chairman of Phu Cuong, Pham Quoc Anh, GM Phu Cuong, Andy Kinsella, COO, Mainstream Renewable Power, Thang Bui Vinh, Mainstream Renewable Power

Mainstream Renewable Energy, the firm founded by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has signed a $2 billion investment deal with US utilities giant GE to bui(...)

New studies being promoted this month by Stanford University in California will increase the pressure on Ireland to cut back cattle production and dai(...)

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(...)

Separately, Mainstream hired US investment bank PJT Partners this year to raise at least €100 million of equity for the group

Renewable energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor has tapped a former Wall Street investment banker to lead up a new division at his company Mainstream tha(...)

Wind energy: one of the biggest beneficiaries from the rise in the Public Service Obligation. Photograph: EPA/JENS BUETTNER

The Government is facing growing pressure to end a costly system of supports for the renewable energy industry that has drawn criticism from some majo(...)

NovoGrid chief executive and co-founder, Peter Richardson

Renewable energy is clean, green and good for the planet. But it still has to be commercially viable to attract investors. Currently, producers are lo(...)

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