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European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen described the European Green Deal as Europe’s “man on the moon moment”. Photograph: John Thys/EPA

Described by European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen as Europe’s “man on the moon moment”, the European Green Deal (EGD) is a trillion eur(...)

Power Capital Renewable Energy is set to be a dominant player in the emerging Irish solar sector over the next decade. Photograph: iStock

Paris-based investor in private equity and infrastructure Omnes has acquired a controlling stake in the Irish solar PV developer Power Capital Renewab(...)

Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga: he  unveiled a major shift in the country position on climate change last month, announcing a  plan for carbon neutrality by 2050. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

ElectroRoute, an Irish energy trading firm controlled by Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corporation, is set to expand into the emerging Japanese energy market(...)

Bord na Móna is also building a wind farm at Oweninny, Co Galway, in partnership with the ESB

Bord na Móna has begun building a €100 million wind farm at Cloncreen, Co Offaly, that the State company says will be able to supply up to 55,000 home(...)

Brendan Devlin: to the forefront in encouraging and promoting innovation in environmental matters

The death took place on July 9th, 2020, of CB (Brendan) Devlin, former Cork county engineer, after a short illness. A native of Coachford, Brendan li(...)

Amarenco Solar plans to begin building eight solar power plants. Photograph: iStock

Energy business Amarenco Solar is borrowing €12 million in bonds to finance its growth in the Republic and international markets. Amarenco confirmed (...)

EDF Renewables Ireland chief executive Matthieu Hue described Wexford Solar as an important addition to the group’s Irish businesses. Photograph: iStock

French energy giant EDF is buying eight solar-powered electricity generating plants in the Republic as it steps up its presence in the State. EDF and(...)

 BNRG develops and operates solar farms in the Republic, US and Australia.

US investment giant Carlyle is buying eight solar-powered electricity projects from Irish business BNRG in a €110 million deal. Dublin-based BNRG dev(...)

The  Renewable Energy Support Scheme will have a budget of between €7.2 billion and €12.5 million over five years to 2025.  Photograph: Ben Curtis

EU officials have backed Government plans to get families and employers to pay up to €12.5 billion to support new green energy projects. The Governme(...)

Will Covid-19 derail mushrooming efforts to tackle climate change? Photograh: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Last Friday was World Environment Day. Congratulations if you noticed. Even in an ordinary year, this UN-designated day can be overshadowed by events.(...)

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