Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen:  “I have already raised issues with the regulator that I think need to be investigated by the authorities that are there to do so,” he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen has sent documents that sparked controversy over ESB’s wholesale electricity prices to regulators, the deputy confirmed on (...)

Nuala McNulty: “I would love to see a life cycle analysis of a wind turbine, from its manufacture, shipping to here, the building of roads to truck it up the mountain, the 500 cubic metres of concrete at the base of each one, the huge battery storage.”

People living near two proposed wind farms in north Leitrim have expressed fears that the turbines will trigger landslides that could ruin their homes(...)

‘The real winning thing here is comfort, health, the value of the home going up,’ said Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan. Photograph: iStock

Plans to cut the State’s greenhouse gas emissions by insulating 500,000 homes by 2030 will cost €28 billion, or €56,000 per family home, according to (...)

Campaigners and concerned citizens at Manorhamilton Castle,  Co Leitrim, who oppose plans to prospect for gold and silver locally. Photograph: James Connolly

Community leaders in Co Leitrim say they feel “under siege” after learning that the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Rya(...)

The latest moves come at a time when households and businesses are already experiencing the consequences of turmoil in fossil fuel markets with petrol pump prices, for instance, having risen steeply in recent months. Photograph: iStock

The big short-term political risk in relation to Budget 2022 is that an energy crisis already driving soaring gas and electricity prices will worsen o(...)

‘Meeting our climate targets requires a transformation in the way we produce and use goods,’ the committee heard

Transitioning Ireland to a circular economy will have far-reaching consequences for manufacturing and lead to major changes in waste-management practi(...)

Abandoned  cars on a road in the Bronx, New York, that flooded following heavy wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Elimination of greenhouse gas emissions is critical to managing climate risks. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

The recent “code red for humanity” warning from the world’s leading climate scientists could not have been clearer. To avert a climate catastrophe tha(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Climate said Moneypoint would close in 2025. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Coal generated up to a quarter of Irish electricity demand last month at peak times, possibly boosting the State’s carbon emissions, official figures (...)

Forecasts that electricity demand will continue growing have increased the focus on the pressures faced by the Republic’s supply network.

Two electricity plants whose shutdown added to a squeeze on energy supplies last winter could restart generating later this year. Surging electricity(...)

(From right) Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan,  Taoiseach Micheál Martin,  and Bord na Mona chief executive, Tom Donnellan at Cloncreen Wind Farm, Co Offaly where the jobs were announced. Photograph: Collins

Bord na Móna is to create 885 new jobs mainly in the midlands as it shifts from peat extraction in the region and embraces “climate solutions” includi(...)

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