Wind and solar power will be at the heart of an imminent transformation of the Irish energy system where every consumer and community will have an opportunity to benefit, a conference has heard. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Wind and solar power will be at the heart of an imminent transformation of the Irish energy system where every consumer and community will have an opp(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland “won’t be able to talk or cajole its way out” of meeting legally-binding commitments on adopting renewable energy and on reducing carbon emiss(...)

The Irish Wind Farmers Association said Ireland was well positioned to capitalise on its location at the western edge of Europe to rely on wind energy. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s lack of a detailed policy plan for wind energy means the country will end up “back-sliding” on its targets to such a degree it will not achi(...)