Climate and environment

Climate and environment
Guinness has plans to reduce barley farmers’ emissions by 30%
Siobhán Walsh
Baseline data was gathered from 44 farms over the past few months and the farmers will now work to reduce those emissions.
29 March 2023 News
Global renewable energy capacity grew by 9.6% in 2022
Global renewable energy capacity growth rates will have to triple by 2030 if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C, according to a new report.
29 March 2023 News
Irish beans can reduce carbon footprint of pig meat by 30%
There is potential to reduce carbon footprints by replacing some soya with Irish-grown protein in pig diets.
Gene editing now allowed in England
Gene editing technology can now be used in England. The genetic technology act came into place on 23 March.
28 March 2023 News
€500,000 announced for community-led peatland projects
A funding package aimed at encouraging communities to restore and protect peatlands has been announced.
27 March 2023 News
EDF Renewable’s three new Irish solar farms go live
EDF say that sheep will continue to graze on the site to control vegetation and in total, the three solar farms will reduce over 9,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
27 March 2023 News
2025 a ‘big milestone’ for farming’s climate targets - Teagasc
Although the headline reduction is set for 2030, there are other targets that must be met sooner, Teagasc’s director has said.
27 March 2023 News
Councils to develop county-specific climate action plans
Each local authority will have to develop a climate action plan for their county, take stock of emissions levels and identify a new de-carbonising zone.
25 March 2023 News
Nurturing nature on-farm: bats, birds and bees
Here are some ways that can farmers can help nature on their farms this month.
24 March 2023 Climate and environment
Planning refused for Clare wind farm due to hen harrier concerns
When taken in conjunction with other wind farms in the area, the wind farm would result in unacceptable cumulative adverse impacts on the hen harrier, the appeals board said. Gordon Deegan reports.
23 March 2023 Climate and environment
Minister to seek more money for ACRES to accommodate over 50,000 farmers
The Minister for Agriculture has indicated he will seek to expand the number of places open to farmers to enter the ACRES scheme.
23 March 2023 Schemes
‘Unrealistic’ for CAP to fund new nature law
The current data available is not adequate to provide a reliable estimate of areas potentially impacted by rewetting, the Minister for Agriculture has said.
22 March 2023 Climate and environment