Category: Renewable Energy

The Waste Imperative

A changed market in waste disposal and management is having a positive effect on business and the environment. CIAN MOLLOY reports. If ever there was a waste of good money it was paying more than you had to for getting...

/ October 24, 2019

Renewables driving global deal flow

Total mergers and acquisitions deal value in the power and renewables sector is running at the highest level in almost a decade, according to a new report from PwC. And this upward trend is set to continue for the foreseeable...

/ October 20, 2019

Must Do Better

Ireland’s greenhouse gas and renewable energy scorecards do not make for good reading. In the first of a series of features on sustainability, BARRY McCALL looks at the targets we have signed up to and what can be done to...

/ October 12, 2019

Delivering now and for the future

Reducing consumption is the only sustainable way to reduce bills in the long run according to Bord Gáis Energy Head of Retail Mark Prentice. BARRY McCALL reports. Mark Prentice finds himself in an unusual position. He is head of retail...

/ September 24, 2019

Blowing up a Storm

Wind energy continues to break records as its contribution to Ireland’s energy supply increases. CIAN MOLLOY reports. During our school days, those of us of a certain age were told that Ireland was an island of few energy resources, but...

/ September 20, 2019

Powerful Profits

JUSTIN COMISKEY finds that often quite simple energy saving measures can make significant bottom line contributions. “There is a really compelling business case for companies to make energy savings today,” says John Walsh, who heads up the ESB’s recently established...

/ August 20, 2019

Can investors really save the world?

CAROLINE POPE of KPMG explains that putting planet before profit can be good for business. Companies have always created societal value in the course of doing business. They provide people with the goods and services they need. They contribute taxes...

/ July 17, 2019

Naturally Driven

Founded 70 years ago to provide energy security to the fledgling Republic of Ireland, Bord na Mona pioneered the mechanised harvesting of peat from the country’s bog lands, but now the company is leading the way in sustainable technology, particularly...

/ April 11, 2019