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“Meeting our 2030 targets will require transformational change across Europe – we will see almost a doubling of renewables such as wind and solar”

Ireland’s electricity grid operator EirGrid is the lead partner in a €20 million European research project which is addressing the challenges related (...)

Keith Ricken: “I travel the county and it is a real good football county too, they love their football. You always have goodwill down there and and goodwill towards it.” Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Around this time last year, Keith Ricken was just in the door as Cork under-20 football manager, a rushed appointment that summed up the chaos in the (...)

Obton and Shannon Energy intend spending €300 million over three years on building solar farms that will generate up to 500MW of electricity.

Danish group Obton and Irish company Shannon Energy plan to spend €300 million building plants that will generate electricity from solar power in the(...)

Renewable energy such as wind is helping to bring down the wholesale cost of electricity. Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA Photo

Wholesale electricity prices are falling as the cost of gas drops and the impact of renewable energy increases, according to a new report. Independen(...)

Facebook’s new Data Centre in Clonee Co Meath. Dozens of centres have opened in recent years, bringing the total to 54, with a combined power capacity of 642MW. Another 10 centres are under construction

Inside Digital Realty’s Dublin data centre, racks of shiny black servers throb and whirr as unseen fans cool machines that steadily process unending d(...)

An Post is one of the companies overseen by State agency NewEra on behalf of the Government.

State companies generated almost €1.4 billion in operating profit last year and paid €261 million in dividends to the exchequer, according to data fr(...)

Physicist Brian Cox on stage with EirGrid chief Mark Foley at the launch of the company’s €2 billion grid transformation strategy at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Powering Ireland’s future

The reality of climate change is well understood, and beyond scientific doubt. The only question now is how fast society can respond to limit the dama(...)

EirGrid employs more than 630 people in total and recruitment is continuing at pace.

EirGrid’s €2 billion strategy to decarbonise the Irish electricity system is resulting in a transformation within the organisation as well. And this h(...)

Ervia has been weighing the possibility of capturing carbon dioxide and other emissions from electricity generators and storing them in the near-disused Kinsale natural gas field.

State utility Ervia’s plans to trap and store greenhouse gas before it hits the atmosphere could get backing from a €30 billion European Union fund. (...)

A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

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