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EirGrid  called for a review of data centre policy and said the centres would represent up to a third of all electricity consumption by 2030 based only on existing connection agreements. Photograph: iStock

Data centre operators believed that stark projections from EirGrid about the strain on the electricity network created by the facilities were “over-es(...)

This year was seminal in trying to win hearts and minds in scaling up climate ambition,  the annual conference of Wind Energy Ireland was told on Tuesday. File photograph: iStock

The biggest challenge facing Ireland as it seeks to halve its carbon emissions, strengthen its power grid and decarbonise electricity generation is se(...)

 An ÉDF  plant in Le Havre,  France.The country’s energy prices are amongst the lowest in Europe. Photograph:  Getty Images

Électricité de France’s (ÉDF) swoop for a stake in Codling Bank wind farm off the Co Wicklow coast was not unexpected. The deal makes the French power(...)

John Sugrue of Kerry at the  launch of the 2020 EirGrid GAA Football U20 All-Ireland Championship at Croke Park. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Throughout his two-year term as Laois senior manager, John Sugrue selected Stephen Attride as his captain. But now in charge of the Kerry under-20s he(...)

Growing electricity demand has been  driven by increasing numbers of data centres near the capital.

State-owned ESB could spend €700 million building new power plants in Dublin over the next four years to meet surging electricity demand, much of it f(...)

Bord na Móna would not be “climate change deniers” when it comes to acknowledging the impact peat farming has on the environment, the company’s chief (...)

Kildare celebrate winning the All-Ireland U-20 championship final against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Kildare 1-18 Mayo 1-16 A penny for Cian O’Neill’s thoughts after witnessing Jimmy Hyland light up Croke Park with the one of the great championship d(...)

ESB: Under a new unbundling system, the ESB retains ownership of transmission and distribution systems but is no longer responsible for their operation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ESB has won its Supreme Court appeal over a significant finding that a procedure, under which the board served a notice to enter private lands to (...)

Will a switch to battery motoring mean brown-outs and lukewarm tea for the rest of us?

So, Ireland has set itself the target of ending the sale of cars powered by fossil fuels by 2030. Well, almost. The proposed ban on petrol and diesel (...)

Last July, the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal by Killross Properties Ltd over the legality of the ESB’s wayleave notice authorising temporary entry onto the company’s lands in Co Kildare.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal with potentially important implications for how the ESB and other statutory bodies carry out their func(...)

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