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Submissions described the proposals as ‘a total travesty of the rights of citizens’. Photograph: Getty

The Department of Housing received nearly 300 submissions about controversial plans to tackle the number of legal cases being taken against planning p(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen unveils the bloc’s new climate targets in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Valeria Mongelli

Thirteen radical proposals to decarbonise Europe and reverse an impending climate disaster. That’s what the EU’s “Green Deal” package, published this (...)

Planners gave Ballymacarney, Co Meath, the go-ahead in 2018 while it qualified for backing last year through the Renewable Energy Support Scheme.

Norwegian energy group Statkraft has begun building the Republic’s biggest solar-powered electricity generator in Co Meath. Statkraft plans to build (...)

 You are likely already burning biofuel in your car. All unleaded petrol on sale in Ireland conforms to the EU’s current E5 regulation. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It’s 41,543sq km. That’s the land area of The Netherlands. It’s also the amount of forest lost around the world in 10 years of biofuel production. Tha(...)

The Government has pledged up to €2 billion in support to electricity generators over the next decade through the Renewable Energy Support Scheme in a bid to meet 2030 carbon-reduction targets. Photograph: Norm Betts/Bloomberg

The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has accused the Government of failing to deliver “ on the most basic climate actions” by delaying a key sche(...)

To achieve a 51 per cent emissions reduction by 2030, significant new measures will need to be identified and implemented, the EPA says. Photograph: iStock

A “significant and immediate increase” in the scale and pace of greenhouse gas emission reductions is required if Ireland is to have any chance of mee(...)

Val Cummins of Simply Blue Energy: Irish politicians must begin backing floating wind now to ensure  its potential is unlocked over the next decade. Photograph: John Allen

Val Cummins is probably the only person in Irish corporate life who has dissected 3,000 edible periwinkles. She studied – not ate – the creatures duri(...)

Statkraft plans to seek support for six wind farms around the Republic that will generate a total of 320 mega-watts of power at full capacity

Scandinavian energy giant Statkraft will seek backing for six Irish wind farms in the next round of the State’s green energy support scheme. The Stat(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley: The company made an after-tax profit of almost €12m last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

National grid operator Eirgrid will pay a €4 million dividend to the State after earning profits last year of €12 million. The State-owned company, r(...)

New 75 mega watt wind farm at Cloncreen, Co Offaly, could supply enough electricity to power 55,000 homes at full tilt. Photograph: Carlos Jasso

State company Bord na Móna has recruited Irish and European lenders to back a €100 million renewable power plant. Bord na Móna is building a 75 mega (...)

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