Jim Gannon

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More than 300 homeowners who had been awaiting approval for a deep retrofit grant have been told the funding is not available. Photograph: iStock

The Government considered processing applications from people who have now been shut out of the State’s deep retrofit scheme before deciding to leave (...)

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(...)

Dublin District Heating Scheme will be linked to Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Ringsend. Construction is expected to begin by 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are many thousands of heat sources in Irish cities and large towns wasting vast amounts of energy which could be harnessed to provide cheap, low(...)

Tom Finnegan and Pawel Szawernoga from Fintos Electric Cars with their prototype, Spika, a carbon neutral electric car to be built in Ireland, at the SEAI Energy Show at the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The British car industry may be going down the tubes due to Brexit, but Ireland is about to embark on the manufacture of a car that is carbon neutral (...)

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Energy Show: it  promotes what companies can do to improve efficiency and reduce expenditure

MONDAY Results: IFG. Indicators: German business climate, expectations and current conditions (March). TUESDAY Results: Ferguson, AG Barr. (...)

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(...)

An Oireachtas committee has heard that current rules around citizens selling on renewable  energy that they have generated ‘do not work’. Image: iStock/Getty Images.

Citizens and community groups want to play their part in moving away from fossil fuels and in adopting renewable energy, but regulations and grid conn(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton: “Putting Ireland’s energy use on a sustainable path is key to realising that ambition.” Photograph:   Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The Government is offering up to €4 million to fund green energy research projects, according to Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate (...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has highlighted shortcomings energy savings in health, education and commercial state bodies. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Many public bodies are becoming much more energy efficient and beginning to deliver significant reductions in carbon emissions, but some are only deli(...)

Minister for  the Environment Richard Bruton said that  the innovative approaches taken by the finalists “demonstrate the expertise Ireland has in this area and will inspire others to follow suit”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Aran Island residents who have pioneered energy-saving initiatives including electric vehicles and the replacement of fossil fuels with heat pumps wer(...)

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