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(...)

Sustainable finance has been identified as a key pillar in “Ireland for Finance”, the strategy for the development of Ireland’s international financial services sector to 2025. Photograph: iStock

The announcement in recent weeks from the world’s largest funds manager, BlackRock Inc, that it intends to make sustainability the “new standard for i(...)

Obton and Shannon Energy intend spending €300 million over three years on building solar farms that will generate up to 500MW of electricity.

Danish group Obton and Irish company Shannon Energy plan to spend €300 million building plants that will generate electricity from solar power in the(...)

Eddie O’Connor, founder and chief executive of Mainstream Renewable Power.

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Energy has hired investment bank Rothschild to find an equity partner, which is likely flush out takeover bids f(...)

Wind farms: The community charge, €2-a-mega watt hour (MWh) of electricity, adds up to €6 million – a lot of money. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The Government announcement on Monday about a new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) was light on detail. However, one stood out amid the few that(...)

Wind turbines. File photo.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty

How can a community get into the energy business? There are a number of new ways of getting involved in power generation, the most significant is by (...)

Wave energy could  compliment other renewable energy forms  and provide greater energy self sufficiency, security and reliability

The jagged, splintered Irish western coastline is the geological result of the unrelenting pounding it has taken from powerful waves over millions of (...)

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 (...)

Henry Red Cloud’s solar-powered battery trailer: “It’d run one-third of your house easily.”  Photograph: Stephen Starr

Down a dirt track on South Dakota’s bucolic Pine Ridge Reservation, Henry Red Cloud is working out a plan to help Native and indigenous communities ar(...)

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