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Data centres and electric vehicles are two of the main factors expected to drive a dramatic increase in demand for electricity. File photograph: Getty

Data centres, which consume large amounts of electricity, will be critical to a thriving Irish economy and to modern lifestyles in coming years, but a(...)

Ireland has exceptional untapped wind resources, particularly offshore, which equates to 10 times the 5,000 megawatts currently installed on the island of Ireland.

Ireland will have a sufficient amount of renewable wind energy projects to help reduce carbon emissions by 51 per cent over the next decade but the bi(...)

Ireland risks falling behind other developed countries which are pushing on with the transition. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are welcome signs that parts of the Irish economy are finally on a course of sustained decarbonisation in the latest emissions report published (...)

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan: ‘Now is the time to go offshore at scale and at speed.’

Developing wind energy onshore will be critical to meeting Ireland’s climate targets, and result in an additional 4,000 megawatts of power while emplo(...)

Moneypoint power plant in Co Clare. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The ESB is to announce on Friday that Moneypoint power station is to become a major base for renewable energy, in a plan that sees the building of a m(...)

Energy giant Statkraft built its first on-shore wind and battery plants in the Republic in 2019

Energy giant Statkraft has just completed building a €20 million battery to support electricity supply from wind farms. The Norwegian utility, one of(...)

Companies signing up to the pledge commit to recording their entire carbon footprint. Photograph: iStock

Sixty of Ireland’s largest companies have publicly committed to setting carbon-reduction targets based on climate science. They are the first signato(...)

Solar panels at Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was a time solar energy was quickly put in the “will never happen in Ireland” category, but dozens of developments are set to come on stream in (...)

ESB said on Friday that Covid-19 knocked €15 million off operating profits mainly due to bad debt.

Small businesses are struggling to pay electricity bills in the face of Covid-19 restrictions, figures from energy group ESB indicate. Profits at St(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley: ‘We are willing to look at radical solutions. It is incumbent on us not to rule anything out.’

Ireland’s power grid needs to undergo a fundamental transformation if the country is to meet its ambitious 2030 renewable energy targets. That transfo(...)

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