Land demand will result in ‘significant change’
Amy Forde
If targets for certain sectors are to be achieved, “we will see significant land use change somewhere and enterprise substitution”, Frank O'Mara has warned.
14 February 2024 News
Draft Biomethane Strategy fails to impress
The draft biomethane strategy has drawn a strong response. While many remain disappointed, it signalled the first attempt at a useful policy from the Government for the industry, writes Stephen Robb.
7 February 2024 Renewables
What is in the draft biomethane strategy?
Last week, the Government launched a public consultation on the national biomethane strategy. Stephen Robb takes a look at what's in it.
Nephin Energy set to become Ireland's largest AD developer
Nephin Energy, the largest shareholder of the Corrib Gas Field, has officially launched its new renewable gas business Nephin Renewable Gas, which aims to develop up to 30 anaerobic digestion plants.
2 February 2024 News
Phil Hogan takes aim at Government on farmer policies
Not one to miss an opportunity, the former Trade Commissioner sent a shot across the bows at his Fine Gael colleagues, suggesting they are not doing enough for Irish farmers to deliver income sources.
2 February 2024 News
Consultation opens on 'farmer-centric' biomethane strategy
The draft National Biomethane Strategy was recently opened for public consultation, but rather than providing direction and clarity on the shape of the industry, it left more questions than answers.
31 January 2024 News
Building an AD industry – a jigsaw puzzle
A constructive conference recently took place in Birr, focusing on the opportunities and the very real challenges presented by the development of the anaerobic digestion sector, writes Stephen Robb
31 January 2024 Renewables
Farmers losing out on owning the biomethane option?
The last-minute decision to put the draft biomethane strategy to consultation may yet prove to be a lifeline for farmers.
31 January 2024 Viewpoints
Government launches consultation for national biomethane strategy
The consultation on the long-waited national biomethane strategy was launched by the Government on Tuesday afternoon and outlines the vision on how they will roll out a new anaerobic digestion industry.
30 January 2024 News
Diversification ‘key’ to farming’s share of emissions cuts - Minister Ryan
The Minister for the Environment sees big potential for farmers with anaerobic digestion and forestry.
29 January 2024 News
Too early to say if Ireland will meet 2030 AD target – Taoiseach
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hoped the anaerobic digestion target would be met by the end of the decade.
26 January 2024 News
Biomethane strategy to undergo four-week public consultation
Minister Pippa Hackett has announced that the eagerly anticipated National Biomethane Strategy will not be finalised this month but instead will undergo a four-week public consultation.
25 January 2024 News