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(...)

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(...)

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