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(...)

NTR has already made three acquisitions for the fund, including two wind farms in France. Photograph: iStock

British multinational Legal and General has once again partnered with Irish infrastructure group NTR by investing in its renewable energy fund. NTR p(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton said he was working with colleagues across government to develop climate-action initiatives. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Current Government policies will not deliver the kind of carbon emissions reductions the Republic has committed to and will result in significant “com(...)

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(...)

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