Most of the wind and solar energy powering Georgetown in Texas is travelling halfway across a state on a par with France in terms of physical size.

Georgetown in the state of Texas is one of the only cities in the United States powered entirely by renewable energy sources. As the city is overwhelm(...)

The Government’s slow take-up of green energy technology and its inability to curb emissions means the State is now almost certain to breach both its 2020 targets for emissions and renewables, making us something of a climate refusnik.

The Government’s engagement with the solar energy lobby here might generously be described as half-hearted; in reality it has been non-existent. Year(...)

Gavin O Reilly: His Red Flag is opening a Paris office

The excellent RTÉ documentary this week on the travails of Sir Anthony O’Reilly included an interview with his oilman son, Tony Junior. Or JR for shor(...)

Anti-Pylon protest walk in Co Waterford. Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said he wanted to see State company, Eirgrid, which is working on three expansions of the country’s electricity network, do everything reasonable to secure community acceptance.

The Government cannot impose unnecessary costs on electricity consumers because of environmental and health concerns that are not well founded, the mi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of a new Energy Institute based at University College Dublin, in Government Buildings, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has formally launched a new Energy Institute which will bring together energy researchers from industry and academia.The in(...)