Ireland ‘not on course to meet 2020 emissions and renewable energy goals’

The International Energy Agency says the country’s overall energy system ‘remains heavily reliant on fossil fuels’

New 10.2MW wind farm opened in Ireland

Dromadda Beg in County Kerry started operating at the end of 2018

Amazon to deliver wind energy in Ireland, Sweden and US

The three winds farms are expected to produce 229MW of electricity for its data centres

Ireland awards €7m for energy efficiency in schools

The pilot scheme is targeting a 33% reduction in energy consumption

Ireland plugs €20m into EV charging points

The funding will support more than 50 hubs, with each able to refuel between two to eight vehicles simultaneously

Green light for €31m floating wind energy project in Ireland

A full-scale floating turbine is expected to be deployed at a test site by 2022

Ireland offers €6m for energy efficient buildings

Participants must embed energy-saving measures in the design of their projects

Ireland’s An Post pledges to deliver zero emission service

The postal service company is to replace its fleet with 750 electric vans and cycles by 2022

EU approves sale of Johnson Controls’ power business to Brookfield

Its business unit develops batteries for cars

Ireland mulls bottle deposit return scheme to cap plastic waste

The government has launched a review to explore how best Ireland could deliver a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029