Engineers climb a turbine inspection ladder on the Airtricity wind farm on the Arklow Bank in the Irish Sea. Photograph: David O'Brien

Stephen Wheeler of SSE Ireland is a forceful critic of Ireland’s failure to respond adequately to climate change. His consistent stance is driven by f(...)

By 2030 and 60 per cent of new car sales will be electric vehicles, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty predicted. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles and replacement of domestic heating systems using fossil fuels with heat pumps will be key to decarbonising I(...)

SSE Airtricity, which said it had 740,000 household and business customer accounts in the Republic and Northern Ireland, linked the decline to increased competition and increased energy costs.

Profits at energy firm SSE Airtricity, one of the State’s largest electricity and gas suppliers, fell by 22.5 per cent to £33 million in the year to t(...)

If Ireland did not introduce additional taxes on carbon, ‘it will be eye wateringly expensive’for the Exchequer to ensure Irish houses are retrofitted by 2050,’ Oireachtas committee hears. File   photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The vast majority of Irish homes will need to undergo a “deep retrofit” by 2050 to meet targets for reducing CO2emissions while adopting renewable ene(...)

Stephen Wheeler, MD of SSE Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Airtricity owner SSE’s Irish operations earned profits of almost €44 million in the 12 months to March 31st, the group’s last financial year. The new(...)

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 (...)

SSE Airtricity announced plans to reduce its household energy prices in a move which will save its gas/electricity customers an average of €58 a year

The latest shot in what could become a sustained price war across the domestic energy market was fired this afternoon when SSE Airtricity announced pl(...)

Seán O’Driscoll, group chief executive, Glen Dimplex Group, said testing the technology on a large scale would accelerate innovation

A consortium led by Irish electrical goods firm Glen Dimplex has secured €12 million in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme – the single larg(...)

SSE Airtricity is to centralise its Northern Irish operations in its new corporate premises at Millennium House on Belfast’s Great Victoria Street.

SSE Airtricity is to create 143 new jobs in Belfast to support its growing energy retail operations in Ireland. The new call centre roles will be in t(...)