Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray

Amazon will take Cork wind farm’s entire electricity output

Amazon will take Cork wind farm’s entire electricity output

Amazon is to absorb nearly 20,000 homes’ worth of renewable energy capacity for its data centre...

Gas growth plans at odds with global targets for reduction

Gas growth plans at odds with global targets for reduction

Gas Networks Ireland’s 10-year network development plan last year showed that in a median demand scenario it was preparing to service an expected gas demand increase of 24 per cent by 2027, which could rise to 37 per cent in a high-demand scenario

Dangerous levels of pollution recorded in inner-city Dublin

Dangerous levels of pollution recorded in inner-city Dublin

Air quality monitoring stations to be installed at ‘urban traffic’ sites in Dublin after EPA report

First flows of renewable gas onto grid ‘may be the last’, says operator

First flows of renewable gas onto grid ‘may be the last’, says operator

A lack of state subsidies has rendered the project commercially unviable

Cut through to the Steel City

Cut through to the Steel City

Often overshadowed by its more historically famous neighbours of Philadelphia and Washington DC, Pittsburgh has undergone something of a reinvention and is a revelation to travellers who make the effort to get there, writes Daniel Murray

Funds body lobbied government intensely on ILP bill

Funds body lobbied government intensely on ILP bill

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) successfully exerted pressure on the government to deliver customised legislation on fund vehicles

UN ethical investment body awards A+ rating to Dublin-based KBI for third year

UN ethical investment body awards A+ rating to Dublin-based KBI for third year

This is the third year that KBIGI has been awarded the highest rating by the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) for its activities across investment, strategy and active ownership

Power play: Do we need liquified natural gas?

Power play: Do we need liquified natural gas?

The US wants to send its ‘freedom gas’ all over the world, and Ireland is on its radar. But just how green is liquified natural gas? Daniel Murray reports on the plans for two terminals here

Surge pricing remains the order of the day

Surge pricing remains the order of the day

We’ve got increased competition and cheaper sources of energy. So why are electricity prices rising?

Doubling of ethanol in petrol ‘needed to meet climate targets’

Doubling of ethanol in petrol ‘needed to meet climate targets’

Ethanol is a renewable biofuel that is compatible with petrol cars. It can reduce full lifecycle carbon emissions by up to 70 per cent when compared with oil

Bord na Móna seeks partner for wind energy development

Bord na Móna seeks partner for wind energy development

Bord na Móna has previously said it will cease using peat for energy by 2028 and that it hopes to have 13 wind farms in operation by 2030

Dooley calls for EU ‘just transition’ funding for Moneypoint station

Dooley calls for EU ‘just transition’ funding for Moneypoint station

100 jobs are set to go at the plant, where the ESB says demand has fallen hugely in recent times

Gallagher makes timely switch to Wells Fargo

Gallagher makes timely switch to Wells Fargo

Daniel Murray on the week in business

State pumps €4.7m into studies for oil, gas sectors

State pumps €4.7m into studies for oil, gas sectors

The funding was provided to the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, which works in partnership with several Irish universities and 150 researchers

Another government adviser joins oil industry body

Another government adviser joins oil industry body

The appointment of a former adviser to the Minister for Children by the Irish Offshore Operators Association means there are now three former senior government advisers working for the oil and gas industry body