New EU deal on renewable energy should see more electric vehicles being used.

A new EU target for renewable energy is expected to lead to an accelerated adoption of electric vehicles, but has been strongly criticised by Irish ag(...)

Greencoat Renewables: turbines at the company’s Knockacummer wind farm, in Co Cork

The Irish renewable-infrastructure company Greencoat Renewables has agreed to buy Lisdowney, a 9.2MW wind farm in Co Kilkenny, for €22.5 million. The(...)

Denis Naughten: Announced a scheme to financially support small-scale solar energy generation. Photograph: Collins

A scheme to financially support small-scale solar energy generation in Irish homes will be rolled out this summer, Minister for Communications, Climat(...)

International consortium Gencomm is seeking to turn into hydrogen excess power produced by wind-energy installations.

An international research project involving NUI Galway hopes to find a way to avoid wasting excess wind energy by turning it into very pure hydrogen g(...)

Businesses that generate commercially usable heat from renewable energy sources will be eligible to receive ongoing payments under new scheme. Photograph: Eric Luke

Details of a national support scheme for renewable heat have been announced by Denis Naughten, Minister for Climate Action and Environment. It will co(...)

Puffins are so exhausted when they return to their coastal burrows that they only lay one egg and struggle to feed one chick, the study found. Photograph: Dr Mark Jessopp

Irish-based puffins are in decline possibly because, being far more adventurous than their northern European and north American cousins, they are too (...)

The conference was attended by renewable energy producers from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark

Nordic countries have offered to collaborate with Ireland on the development of a range of technologies to help decarbonise the Irish energy sector. T(...)

Mike Hayes, Partner, KPMG: ‘There are considerable economic and other benefits that the green economy can yield for Ireland.’ Photograph: Iain White/Fennell

A fundamental shift in the Irish renewable energy landscape occurred in September. With no great fanfare a new grouping came together to represent all(...)

Green Party  leader Eamon Ryan with Catherine Martin TD: “One of the reasons why Ireland is now ranking so low in international climate action league tables is because we are seen in Europe as one of the countries which is trying to block new clean energy solutions,” he said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Environmental groups and the Green Party have accused the Government of refusing to back EU proposals to allow community groups and householders to ge(...)

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(...)

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