Police  work to assist motorists as they attempt to drive up a hill covered in snow in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern US yesterday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and (...)

FRANK McDONALDAn Taisce has called on the Government to amend its “roadmap” for electricity generation so that it’s no longer primarily based on burni(...)

A file image of ESB Group of Unions general secretary Brendan Ogle. Unions and management will meet to discuss the pensions row today.

ESB unions will mount an all out dispute from the morning of Monday, December 16th involving a “full withdrawal of labour and the placing of pickets”,(...)

Minister for Communications and Energy Pat Rabbitte has asked the Labour Relations Commission to intervene in an ongoing dispute between management and unions at the ESB that could lead to strike action.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has asked the Labour Relations Commission to intervene in an ongoing dispute between management and unions at the ES(...)

Brendan Ogle of the ESB group of unions said the sides were very far apart last night. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Energy has said contingency plans are in place in the event of a strike by ESB workers next month and has expressed confidence disru(...)

The Department of Energy said ‘all options’, including a flotation, a renewed sale or a break-up of Bord Gáis, were back on the table.

The Government has been told by the European Commission that it has until April to either sell Bord Gáis Energy (BGE), the company’s retail arm, or hi(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power’s 50-megawatt solar farm in Droogfontein, South Africa. The company looks set to secure a deal to build three wind farms in the country’s Northern Cape region.

Mainstream Renewable Power is leading a consortium that looks set to secure a deal with the South African government to build three wind farms in the (...)

The turbine industry is seen by some as arrogant and prepared to ride roughshod over rural Ireland.

The grand narrative about energy supply, which insists that we in countries like Ireland have to come to terms with a post-oil world, is a narrative t(...)

An Irish Naval Service convoy: the Irish Naval Service has eight ships to patrol a maritime zone of 1 million sq km. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives.

Irish Naval Service patrol ships should participate in UN- and EU-sponsored “international maritime security” missions, according to the Irish Maritim(...)

The Department of Energy has confirmed that it has been investigating reports of “sinkholes” or “depressions” on a north Mayo tidal estuary

The Department of Energy has confirmed that it has been investigating reports of “sinkholes” or “depressions” on a north Mayo tidal estuary where the (...)

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