Ireland could become a leader in climate action, according to an energy expert. File photograph: Kamal Kishore/ Reuters

Ireland is overly dependent on “other people’s costly, polluting energy”, and yet has some the best energy resources available on its doorstep in form(...)

Climate science is complicated with many unknowns, especially in predicting how much the Earth will warm by over coming decades.  Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

After deliberating on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution on abortion and how to approach Ireland’s ageing population, the Citizens' Assembly has(...)

COP21: Ireland has the advantage of exploiting renewable energy and not producing fossil fuels. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are no jobs on a dead planet. David Begg, former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions summarised things neatly when (...)

Improved insulation and efficient heating systems have cut energy bills by about €250,000 annually

Three offshore islands are outstripping the mainland in their drive to become carbon neutral by 2020. A pilot project involving use of electric cars a(...)

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland chief executive Brian Motherway: “much to gain” if Ireland could reduce the exposure of the State’s energy system to imported fossil fuels. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A rise in the amount of fuel imported into Ireland last year has been attributed to “stockpiling” in advance of the introduction of a carbon tax and a(...)

OxyMem managing director Wayne Byrne

UCD spin out OxyMem has won the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Innovation Award which recognises organisations that are implementing i(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte: sustainable energy is “the next big opportunity for Irish enterprise”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland must position itself as a centre of excellence for companies supplying Europe’s green energy market, estimated to be worth €155 billion by 20(...)

Wind power has saved Ireland more than €1 billion in imported energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions and (...)

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(...)

The average house threw off 6.3 tonnes of carbon last year, which is 28 per cent down on the 2005 peak

The Irish economy is becoming more energy-efficient and the country will meet its targets under the Kyoto energy conservation treaty, according to a n(...)