Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte: energy export plan could be reactivated under a new UK government

British coalition politics have been blamed for the scuppering of plans to export wind energy from Ireland to the UK. British prime mini(...)

Davy Stockbrokers suggested the UK had cooled on the Irish export scheme and were instead looking to developing fracking, North Sea gas and nuclear energy. Photograph: Reuters

Plans to export wind energy from Ireland to the UK are unlikely to go ahead before the end of the decade, the Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte (...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  hailed the 1,850 jobs that “will be created.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government this morning hosts a briefing on its Action Plan for Jobs. If you think you’ve heard that before, it’s because you have. Only ye(...)

A plan to export energy generated in Ireland to Britain from wind energy farms has proven controversial

As many as 35,000 jobs could be generated by developing Ireland’s wind energy sector further, according to a new report from Trinity College Du(...)

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso and European climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard present the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

With three months to go to the European elections, yesterday’s climate change package from the European Commission is likely to be one of the most sig(...)

Members of environmental associations at the European Commission headquarters yesterday as the EU sets out new climate and energy goals. Photograph: Reuters

Environmentalists have reacted with dismay to the European Commission’s latest proposals on climate and energy targets for 2030, saying they represent(...)

A binding renewable target of 27 per cent has been proposed for the EU as a whole. Photograph: REUTERS

The European Commission today unveiled a new climate change package, which removes the obligation on member states to reach specific renewable energy (...)

How come in the publicity shots for wind energy there are never any houses? Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie O’Connor of Mainstream Renewable Power, writing (Irish Times, December 19th) about economic stagnation, suggests that “building a new green eco(...)

Concerns about the status of wind projects in the midlands have been “needlessly stoked by unthinking communication by some developers”, Minister for (...)

Speaking in relation to The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll this week which found Labour at just 6 per cent, their lowest figure since 1987, Pat Rabbitte said it concerned him, but that the average over 26 polls this year had
 been 10 per cent.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish public has not given significant credit to Labour for stabilising the economy since coming to office, Minister for Communications, Energy an(...)

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