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Wind farm. File photo. Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

Policy actions by the new government could nearly halve the price of renewable electricity in Ireland or increase it by as much as a third, according (...)

Data centres in the Republic are bolstering demand for electricity.

Data centres are helping to prop up electricity demand in the Republic, where lockdown energy consumption has fallen less than in Northern Ireland or (...)

The Government wants renewable power to generate 70 per cent of the electricity used in the Republic by 2030. Photograph:  VCG

Irish group Shannon Energy and Danish company Obton plan to kick off a €300 million investment in the Republic by spending €60 million on plants that (...)

Depending on which group of experts you refer to for your calculations, 30 minutes of Netflix amounts to driving between .5 and 4 miles in terms of CO2 emissions. Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

If someone told me a month ago that the name on everybody’s lips is going to be Joe Exotic, I would have been understandably confused. But it’s true: (...)

 Gas Networks Ireland says  gas  provides up to 70%   of electricity on days when wind speeds are  too low to generate power

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly says the company will not disconnect customers during the Covid-19 crisis, while it is working w(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley says efforts need to be redoubled and ‘the Richard Bruton ethos’ must be retained within the next administration. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

To ensure power supply across Ireland on a 24/7 basis is an immense requirement resting on EirGrid’s shoulders. To do it at a time of transition in th(...)

The growing adoption of artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoT), blockchain and 5G will add more than €6.3 billion to Dublin’s economy in th(...)

The interconnector proposal is for the construction of a 138km overhead line, with 104km of it south of the Border. Yet  there have been calls for it to be run underground instead

The proposed new North-South interconnector to provide an additional link between the electricity systems in the two parts of the island received a si(...)

Oisín McLoughlin: corporate senior associate specialising in energy M&A with Pinsent Masons

One of the key goals of the government’s 2019 Climate Action Plan (CAP) is for at least 70 per cent of Ireland’s electricity to come from renewable so(...)

The ESB group controls 400 MW of the wind power that its subsidiary plugged into the Republic’s grid and distribution system. Photograph: iStock

State-owned ESB says it has connected enough wind energy to the Republic’s electricity system to power around 1.3 million homes. Paddy Hayes, managin(...)

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