EU bank backs Irish smart meter rollout with €150m

It will support ESB Networks’ installation of 2.4 million smart meters in homes and businesses across the country by 2024

Flora owner to spread carbon labelling across its products

Upfield hopes the labelling, which will be applied to 100 million packs of its plant-based spreads, margarines, butters and creams, will encourage consumers to make more sustainable choices

EU approves Ireland’s new renewable aid scheme

The Irish Government intends to introduce the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) for green power production from sources including solar and wind farms

Greencoat Renewables acquires 50% stake in Irish wind farm

This acquisition brings the company’s portfolio of wind assets to an installed capacity of 538MW

Big Mac-charge! McDonald’s rolls out EV rapid charging at UK drive-ins

Customers will be able to get an 80% charge in 20 minutes

Biomethane injected – for the first time – into the Irish gas grid

The project will initially supply enough biomethane to reduce Ireland’s CO2 annual emissions by 7,200 tonnes

Gas gone with the wind! Irish wind energy beats gas for the first time

Wind provided almost half of Ireland’s power in the first quarter, according to a new report

SSE pledges to spend almost £4m every day on low carbon projects in the UK and Ireland

The £7bn plan includes a £580m onshore wind farm and a £3bn offshore site, which claims to be the largest in Scotland

Home being tested with a thermal scanner
British and Irish homes coolest in Europe in 2019, despite warming climate

A new study notes the impact of increasing temperatures on the elderly and the subsequent hike in the use of air conditioners, in the next five years

ESB and Harmony Solar partner to power 10% of Irish homes with renewable energy

The collaboration aims to deliver 1,000MW of solar projects through a €30m investment