Deal with ESB could result in data centres on Coillte land
The joint venture between the two commercial semi-states aims to develop 1GW of renewable wind energy on Coillte-owned land by 2030, which will require a capital investment of €1 billion.
Sea change: Are floating wind farms the answer to Ireland’s energy needs?
The ESB’s redevelopment of Moneypoint power station as a clean energy hub is only the start of what could be an enormously profitable Irish wind energy sector as experts welcome the establishment of Mara, a badly needed new agency to streamline the planning and legal process
Moneypoint staff to get first refusal of new green energy roles
Plans for workers at the Clare power station are outlined in Green Atlantic, the multibillion-euro roadmap for transitioning it to a clean energy hub
The profile: Bernard Byrne, interim chief executive, Davy
He moved in 2019 from being chief executive of AIB to a quieter life at Davy. Now, as interim chief executive of the scandal-hit stockbroker, he has the mammoth task of rebuilding Davy’s reputation and seeing its sale completed
Dublin energy shortfall predicted after ESB drops gas projects
The firm is to pay €2 million in compensation, but this leaves a gap in power supply as demand from data centres snowballs
Will power-hungry data centres starve the rest of Ireland?
With demand for electricity set to surge by 50 per cent by 2030, we will be hard pushed to meet our 70 per cent renewables targets, or even to meet our basic energy needs
ESB doubles borrowing limit to €12bn to fund renewable energy switch
The government hopes an energy overhaul will help Ireland meet its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions
ESB rapid-response gas plants will back up renewables
The electricity body is to begin the first of three such plants in Dublin next summer, with energy storage facilities also in the pipeline