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Renewables accounted for 36 per cent of all electricity used in the Republic last year, a record likely to be surpassed in 2020.

Ireland’s electricity grid needs urgent investment to handle the increasing number of green energy projects due to begin generating power in coming ye(...)

The CRU deals with complaints in respect of energy suppliers and network operators. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of complaints about energy suppliers dealt with by the State’s utilities regulator were upheld in favour of the consumer, the watchd(...)

Eddie O’Connor owns 55% Mainstream Renewable Power

Green energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has lined up $620 million (€517 million) of bank funding for a key project in Ch(...)

The scale of Mainstream’s development pipeline means  the group has reached a stage where it needs the backing of a big balance sheet. Photograph: iStock

As timings go, the sale of the businesses of Airtricity, the wind energy firm set up in 1997 by one-time Bord na Móna boss-turned-green energy entrepr(...)

“SSE Airtricity retains a strong market position as Ireland’s largest supplier of 100 per cent green energy,” the company said. Photograph: iStock

The Irish arm of utility company SSE recorded an exceptional charge of £6 million (€6.68 million) to allow for bad debts that are expected to arise as(...)

Failure to develop a port in Ireland may lead to work being lost to British harbours such as Mostyn in Wales, or Barrow, which is close to Liverpool, which already service wind farms in the eastern Irish Sea.

Spending of up to €100 million is needed on at least one port on the Irish coast to support the development of an offshore electricity industry that c(...)

It has been estimated that just seven per cent of teenagers who join top flight English clubs get a second contract at that club.  Photograph: Getty Images

Our love of the game blinds us on occasion to the brutality of the numbers involved and sometimes, it even seems, a parent’s love of their child, thei(...)

“We are already seeing a greater shift towards sustainable energy sources such as wind and solar power.” Photograph: iStock

From fossil fuels to decarbonisation via sustainability, the conversation around our energy needs has already changed dramatically in recent years. Th(...)

Airtricity says it will cut the price at which it sold natural gas to homes by 11.5% and reduce household electricity charges by 2.7%. Photograph: iStock

Electricity and gas supplier SSE Airtricity is cutting charges by more than €8 a month from May. The company confirmed on Wednesday that it would cut(...)

ESB subsidiary Electric Ireland will cut energy prices from April 1st, reducing customers’ bills by an estimated €1.80-€8.30 a month.

ESB subsidiary Electric Ireland will cut prices by an estimated €1.80-€8.30 a month in a move likely to spark other energy suppliers to follow. Elect(...)

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