Demonstrators erect a seven meter high “fracking rig” as they call for a ban on exploration and development of shale gas and coal bed methane in the UK.

Shale gas reserves in the north of England could supply the UK’s energy needs for years to come, scientists have declared, as warnings emerge that the(...)

Actors Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack at a protest against the sale of State forests in Avondale, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

The return to the State from the sell-off of Coillte’s harvesting rights would have been far too low to justify it going ahead, a source close to the (...)

A boutique carmaker led by former General Motors executive Bob Lutz and China’s largest auto parts supplier made an offer this month to buy cas(...)

Dolphins in the Shannon off Money Point, Co Clare. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The European Commission has asked the Government to explain why seismic surveying currently under way off the west coast is not subject to the (...)

Miscanthus, or elephant grass, is one of a new generation of renewable crops that can be converted into renewable energy by being burned in biomass power stations. Photograph: Frank Miller

Proponents of one of Ireland's new energy crops have said the fledgling industry faces collapse due to Government inaction on introducing a feasibl(...)

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