EDF Renewables Ireland chief executive Matthieu Hue described Wexford Solar as an important addition to the group’s Irish businesses. Photograph: iStock

French energy giant EDF is buying eight solar-powered electricity generating plants in the Republic as it steps up its presence in the State. EDF and(...)

 BNRG develops and operates solar farms in the Republic, US and Australia.

US investment giant Carlyle is buying eight solar-powered electricity projects from Irish business BNRG in a €110 million deal. Dublin-based BNRG dev(...)

The  Renewable Energy Support Scheme will have a budget of between €7.2 billion and €12.5 million over five years to 2025.  Photograph: Ben Curtis

EU officials have backed Government plans to get families and employers to pay up to €12.5 billion to support new green energy projects. The Governme(...)

Will Covid-19 derail mushrooming efforts to tackle climate change? Photograh: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Last Friday was World Environment Day. Congratulations if you noticed. Even in an ordinary year, this UN-designated day can be overshadowed by events.(...)

A natural gas plant in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

When you think of the US solar energy market, places such as Florida, California, New Mexico or Arizona might be the first to spring to mind. But that(...)

 Demonstrators stage a protest against climate change at the coal-fired power plant in Datteln, Germany. Photograph: EPA/Friedemann Vogel

When the European Commission sets out its plan next week for a recovery fund to dig the bloc out of an economic downturn it expects to be the worst in(...)

Dublin during a normal rush hour. Each week the school run requires Irish parents to drive 7 million km. Photograph: Getty Images

Lower levels of traffic on roads, as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, have led to a halving of emissions of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide in Irelan(...)

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 (...)

Visitors from Dingle on a recent visit to Templederry community-owned wind farm in Co Tipperary.

Communities across Ireland can now get into the renewable energy business by submitting bids to build their own wind and solar developments. Success(...)

Under the terms of the  Renewable Energy Support Scheme wind and solar farms will get guaranteed prices for the electricity they generate. Photograph: PA Photo: Ben Curtis

Families and employers face potential extra charges on their electricity bills after the Government announced details of a new green energy subsidy sc(...)

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