Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘It’s good economic policy. it’s good social policy. It’s good environmental policy, and we just need to make it happen.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Each one of us will increasingly be confronted with the same question in the coming years: what are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint? There (...)

Schoolchildren stage a climate change protest in Sydney, Australia, earlier this month. When they graduate, will they want to work for a fossil fuel company? Photograph:  Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Sustainable finance is the cornerstone in the business side of climate change mitigation. Two of the best strategies to change corporations are: – c(...)

Every EU country has grid-level solar already in place, as does Northern Ireland. Amarenco’s chairman says it has been waiting three years to progress 16 projects in the Republic. Photograph:  Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

Solar energy company boss John Mullins says there has been a staggering lack of progress in enabling the delivery of new renewable energy projects in (...)

ESB power station at Shannonbridge. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A move by the ESB to combine peat with biomass at its West Offaly Power Station is “fundamentally misconceived”, according to environmental groups led(...)

The deal takes Greencoat’s ownership of Cloosh Valley to 75 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Airtricity owner SSE is selling part of one of the Republic’s biggest wind farms to Irish-listed Greencoat Renewables for €34.5 million. SSE confirme(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said ‘the most important transformation in transport will be the replacement of conventionally fossil-fuelled vehicles with cleaner more efficient alternatives’. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s move towards reducing carbon emissions will move a step closer on Monday when passengers will make their first journey on a “green bus” duri(...)

Greencoat Renewables had a net asset value of €309 million on December 31st. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Wind farm operator Greencoat Renewables paid its investment manager more than €3 million last year as the business grew its assets. UK-based partners(...)

According to Dr Mary S Booth, burning wood for energy emit more CO2 per unit of energy generated than coal. File photograph: iStock

Classifying forest biomass as a renewable fuel “fatally undermines the goals of the new European Renewable Energy Directive”, according to plaintiffs (...)

Sonar-based images of  U-58 that was sunk on November 17th, 1917 off the Irish coast

A robot submarine operated by researchers from the University of Limerick, and guided by a navigation system designed at the university, has shed new (...)

With a sea area almost 10 times the size of its landmass, Ireland has very significant offshore wind capacity

The ESB and Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind have reached an agreement “to kick-start the offshore wind-generation industry in the Republic” b(...)

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