Sustainable, low-impact building - grass-roofed house with photovoltaic solar panel built and blended into seacliffs in the  Beara Peninsula, West Cork

The image of Charlie Haughey with his own wind turbine on Inishvickillane in the 1980s was the nearest Ireland got to the secret, self-sufficient bunk(...)

Electricity supplier switching rates were down 10.8%  in the second quarter versus the previous three months

Consumers are failing to benefit from an increasingly competitive energy market by not switching suppliers, the regulator in charge of setting prices (...)

Flogas, a subsidiary of diversified energy and services group DCC, said it will now invest heavily in new IT infrastructure. Photograph: iStock

Flogas has agreed to acquire the Irish customers of Canadian-based Just Energy for up to €700,000. The deal will see about 10,000 customers transfer (...)

Let there be light. Almost a quarter of customers did not have a clear understanding of pricing and consumption from their regular bills, the survey found.

Half of Irish consumers have never switched energy supplier, a new survey has found. The 2019 consumer survey carried out on behalf of the Commissio(...)

Experience the warm glow of saving money. Photograph: iStock

As if it wasn’t bad enough that we are all facing into a long, dark and cold winter, we are also heading into that part of the year when costs climb d(...)

Eager to get going: Michael Quirk (left) at his farm near Cloyne, Co Cork, Joseph Hennessy from Enniscorthy and  IFA renewables committee chairman Tom Short. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Four pioneering farmers have cleared a series of planning and other hurdles to establish solar farms on their land. But delays in the introduction of (...)

The proposed 170km pipeline from Parteen Basin, downriver from Lough Derg, is meant to be completed by 2025. However, it faces strong opposition from people living along the lower Shannon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Water is the most precious resource we have. Without it, human life would be impossible. Yet, in Ireland, we have a cavalier attitude about how we use(...)

Danny Walsh of Moyne Rangers AFC, Adam Southall and Ryan Phillips of Shamrock Rovers AFC and (back, from right)  Irish Water’s general manager Michael O’Leary, Cathaoirleach of the Enniscorthy Municipal district, Kathleen Codd-Nolan and Minister of State Paul Kehoe at the  opening of new wastewater treatment plant enhances  in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Irish Water has strongly defended its plan to extract water from the Shannon to serve much of the east coast, including Dublin. It has also rejected s(...)

Minister for Planning Eoghan Murphy ordered the review of the Shannon pipeline project  after opponents of the project highlighted its cost. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An independent evaluation of the Shannon pipeline project by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is due to be completed by the end of 201(...)

Around 1.3 million utility customers wasted hundreds of euro each last year or a combined total of half a billion euro by not switching provider. Image: iStock

About half a million Irish people have collectively wasted at least €2 billion over the last 10 years simply because they’ve not bothered to pick up t(...)

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