The end of the open fire? Photograph: iStock

What are the implications of new standards for domestic solid fuels? From September 2022, much tighter regulations will come into force on domestic s(...)

The Government’s electric cars plan was criticised at a conference hosted by the Irish Bioenergy Association   on Wednesday in Dublin. Photograph:  Alexander Becher/EPA

The Government’s plan to have 1 million electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030 is “laudable but totally unrealistic”, “near impossible to achieve” a(...)

Piles of logs await processing at the UPM paper mill in Kajaani, Finland. File Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

State payments to producers of renewable heat will have to “significantly increase” in the coming years if a new scheme is to make a meaningful impact(...)

Businesses that generate commercially usable heat from renewable energy sources will be eligible to receive ongoing payments under new scheme. Photograph: Eric Luke

Details of a national support scheme for renewable heat have been announced by Denis Naughten, Minister for Climate Action and Environment. It will co(...)