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(...)

Eirgrid's national control centre room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The nerve centre of the Irish energy system is a quiet room at EirGrid’s headquarters on Dublin’s Shelbourne Road , where large screens on a wall trac(...)

Engineers climb a turbine inspection ladder on the Airtricity wind farm on the Arklow Bank in the Irish Sea. Photograph: David O'Brien

Stephen Wheeler of SSE Ireland is a forceful critic of Ireland’s failure to respond adequately to climate change. His consistent stance is driven by f(...)

It is possible ‘to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy’ while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has said.

It is possible “to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy” while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has sai(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten: BNRG Renewables hopes he will set out the quantum of an annual auction for the years ahead.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish solar company BNRG Renewables has begun construction of a portfolio of 10 solar photovoltaic projects totalling 35 Megawatts (MW) in the US stat(...)

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