Prof Andreas Hoepner: “We have redesigned the programme in light of the Paris Agreement on climate change”

Among the most profound changes in financial markets in recent years has been the emergence of impact investing – investments made with the aim of rea(...)

The rolling crisis of climate change was underscored by recent and disturbing data from the intergovernmental panel on the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compiled by the world’s leading climate scientists has warned there is onl(...)

Laughing all the way to the apocalypse: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for climate action this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Without a co-ordinated global response, unprecedented in history, in as little as 12 years “several hundred million” lives will be immediately threate(...)

Sales of electric vehicles including plug-in hybrids are increasing rapidly but from a low level. Photograph: Getty Images

The most effective way of addressing climate change is reducing carbon emissions and adopting renewable energy sources. On both fronts Ireland is comi(...)

Mainstream Renewable CEO Andy Kinsella

Dublin-based Mainstream Renewable Power has begun the search for an equity partner to help build and run $1.65 billion (€1.42 billion) of wind and sol(...)

Emissions from cars have improved greatly since 2005, but more people are now driving to work, according to the CSO. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ireland has been placed among the worst European performers in a range of environmental areas, according to detailed new statistical analysis. A bie(...)

Leanamore Wind Farm in Co Kerry, SSE's newest onshore wind farm, which entered full commercial operation in February 2018. Wind and tidal projects will be key to Ireland meeting 2030 targets.

All will change, change utterly. The Irish energy sector is about to enter a decade of unprecedented growth, fostered by a series of new supports from(...)

In Germany 31 per cent of renewable energy production is owned by its citizens. Photograph: iStock

The vineyards at Weingut Huster were converted to organic production 25 years ago and produce a fine Riesling. Here on the hills between the Rhine and(...)

Coal being loaded for transport at a depot in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Coal is not yet dead. Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the sa(...)

Wind turbines in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Reuters

In early 2002, the Government signed off on Ireland’s first offshore wind farm. It would be the world’s largest, a 520 MW giant of power generation, e(...)

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