Renewable Energy

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Eddie O’Connor, founder and chief executive of Mainstream Renewable Power.

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Energy has hired investment bank Rothschild to find an equity partner, which is likely flush out takeover bids f(...)

Wind farms: The community charge, €2-a-mega watt hour (MWh) of electricity, adds up to €6 million – a lot of money. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The Government announcement on Monday about a new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) was light on detail. However, one stood out amid the few that(...)

Wind turbines. File photo.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty

How can a community get into the energy business? There are a number of new ways of getting involved in power generation, the most significant is by (...)

Wave energy could  compliment other renewable energy forms  and provide greater energy self sufficiency, security and reliability

The jagged, splintered Irish western coastline is the geological result of the unrelenting pounding it has taken from powerful waves over millions of (...)

Experts have calculated that, by the end of 2020, consumers and businesses will have paid an extra €1.9bn this century to fund price supports for wind-generated electricity

In the 12 months to the end of October 2020, households and employers will contribute about €150 million to wind farms and other renewable generators (...)

Henry Red Cloud’s solar-powered battery trailer: “It’d run one-third of your house easily.”  Photograph: Stephen Starr

Down a dirt track on South Dakota’s bucolic Pine Ridge Reservation, Henry Red Cloud is working out a plan to help Native and indigenous communities ar(...)

In 2016, 10.7 per cent of Ireland’s total land area was covered by forestry; the second lowest proportion in the EU. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Ireland’s status as a laggard in reducing carbon emissions has been confirmed by a new CSO report, which shows the Republic has the third highest emis(...)

Wind regularly meets more than half of Denmark’s demand for power.

With its lively waterfront, tree-lined canal, and redbrick buildings topped by steep gunmetal-grey roofs, Aarhus looks like just another coastal city (...)

Petrol stations are losing millions of euro a year due to customers driving off without paying.

Renewable energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor is seeking to raise €10 million of investment for his latest venture, Supernode, which aims to develop te(...)

Scientists and engineers across Ireland are working on uses for the carbon we generate. Photograph: iStock

Electric cars and renewable energy alone are not going to solve the climate crisis. The biggest carbon generators are not what we might expect. And in(...)

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