Energia Group’s Ian Thom: “We’re looking at a number of sites for offshore. I think most of it is going to be off the east coast.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Policy is catching up with what we have been doing as an organisation,” says Energia Group chief executive Ian Thom. He is talking about the €3 billi(...)

Fossil-fuel emissions. Renewable Energy Ireland  has describing the plan  as “a road map for turning Ireland into a climate-change leader”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s long-awaited plan to address the threat of climate breakdown “is the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years”, accordi(...)

The total available capacity of the Republic’s wind energy is now 3,700 MW. Photograph: iStock

Wind provided 37 per cent of the State’s electricity in the first three months of 2019, a report from a wind energy lobby group has found. The Irish(...)

Fred O’Sullivan (right), chairman of the Sliabh Luachra Wind Awareness Group, with Peter and Caroline Cooke at the wind farm at Barna, near Scartaglen in Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Two years ago, former president Mary Robinson narrated a video to mark the 25th anniversary of the Irish Wind Energy Association, pointing out that Ir(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said economic evidence had indicated how a fee-and-dividend model of carbon pricing was cash positive for those on lower incomes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit have been accused of opposing progressive measures to tackle climate change by refusing to endorse a “ca(...)

The conference heard that what Ireland lacked, was a policy framework to support offshore. File photograph: Bloomberg

Development of offshore wind energy over the next decade would enable Ireland embrace an electric future and decarbonise its heat, transport and indus(...)

In 2018, wind energy met a record 29 per cent of Irish electricity demand, the IWEA confirmed in its yearly review

Adoption of much more ambitious national targets means the all-Ireland electricity grid will soon need to be able to cater for almost 100 per cent ren(...)

The net cost of wind energy for Irish consumers has amounted to less than €1 per person per year since 2000, according to a new report. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke

The net cost of wind energy for Irish consumers has amounted to less than €1 per person per year since 2000, according to a new report. The independe(...)

The wind farm at Bruckana on  the Laois, Kilkenny, Tipperary borders. The Irish Wind Energy Association says the restrictions outlined in the position paper “have the potential to restrict wind-farm development in 29 per cent of the available land in the Republic of Ireland”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Building wind farms would be impossible in almost a third of the country under “deeply worrying” draft guidelines proposed by the Air Corps, the Gover(...)

EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

The European Investment Bank president has warned that “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a muc(...)

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