Iraqi oil workers inspect pipelines at one of the oil refineries in the Kirkuk area.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) doesn’t expect oil prices to rise significantly because demand is slowing and there is a glut in global crude ma(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: “We want to be as competitive as we can be, because it is a truly competitive market out there in Ireland on price.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Catherine O’Kelly confesses that she loves energy. It captivated her when she was studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. “I knew I wan(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: ‘Part of being a customer supply business in Ireland is ensuring that you’ve got the supply to back that up.’ Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Bord Gáis Energy may build a second power plant to cash in on the Republic’s growing appetite for electricity, says its managing director, Catherine O(...)

Floating panels are  up to 16 per cent more efficient because the cooling effect of the water helps to extend their life

Mass protests in London have underlined the degree to which governments struggle to achieve coherent renewable energy strategies. Solar power, it is h(...)

Then-minister for communications Pat Rabbitte (centre) at the launch of the National Broadband Strategy in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s a saga that’s been running for almost seven years, but the national broadband plan finally looks like it’s going to proceed. Pat Rabbitte was th(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton: “Ireland has not broken the link between economic growth and prosperity and greenhouse gases.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recommended that Ireland implement automatic upward adjustments of carbon taxes on specific sectors missing (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett: he said  they had to discuss how to respond to the Government’s  “baby steps”  on climate change

Support for increased carbon taxes by the all-party Committee on Climate Action was “ill-judged”, People Before Profit has said. The party is to step(...)

Mary Robinson: ‘In Africa I saw the devastating impacts [of climate change] on poor farmers, villagers and communities.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Denial of climate change is not just ignorant, but “malign and evil”, because it denies the human rights of the most vulnerable people on the planet, (...)

Tullow Oil executive chairman Pat Plunkett: T5 has been holding talks with firms that could privately take a stake in the company. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

T5 Oil & Gas, an Africa-focused exploration company founded by a group of Tullow Oil veterans, has postponed plans for a Dublin and London stock m(...)

The IEA said oil consumption in cars will hit a ceiling by the middle of the next decade as adoption of electric vehicles becomes more widespread

Oil use in cars is set to peak within seven years, according to the International Energy Agency, despite the number of motor vehicles on the road grow(...)

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