Current policies won't deliver 2050 land use target, report shows
Pat O'Toole
The EPA-commissioned report on land use conducted by the Atlantic Technological University shows how far short current polices will fall from carbon neutrality in 2050.
Listen: revamped renewable heat scheme launched
Uptake of the support scheme for renewable heat by farmers may have been low but the new revamped version of the scheme aims to change that writes Stephen Robb
2 March 2023 News
Government announces funding boost for renewable heat scheme
The SSRH has to date provided 15-year biomass support tariffs to 90 installations.
Counting carbon and pollution with drones
In December, two of the Footprint Farms were surveyed by LiDAR as part of the Signpost Programme. The rest will be surveyed before the end of the year. Ellen Durkin reports.
22 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
RHI claimants lose latest court case
The case in the Court of Appeal surrounded two different sets of cuts to previously guaranteed RHI tariffs.
22 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Solar panels among wide range of renewable tech in new TAMS
Grant aid of between 40-60% will be available for a range of renewable energy systems under the new TAMS.
22 February 2023 News
High Court 'revelations' loss for 'clean and green' Bord na Móna
The semi-state company failed in a High Court appeal over its refusal to release information on whether biomass fuel it uses for power generation comes from sustainable sources.
22 February 2023 Dealer
It's time to rethink biomass supply chains
Teagasc’s Barry Caslin thinks it is time to re-examine biomass supply chains and how they could help improve the financial viability of energy crops, writes Stephen Robb.
8 February 2023 Crops
Biomethane will play crucial role in development of a successful bio economy
Bioenergy should be a central focus of Ireland’s bio-economy action plan, according to the Irish Bioenergy Association.
2 February 2023 News
Farmer Writes: a man of straw
It seems there’s poor organisation in straw deliveries, and farmers are often left with bales carried over until the following year.
1 February 2023 Farmer Writes
€300m renewable heat scheme open for business
The support scheme for renewable heat remains open for business for farmers.
21 December 2022 Renewables
Nearly half of NI electricity from renewables
New figures show that close to half of Northern Ireland’s electricity requirements over the past year was supplied by renewables.
14 December 2022 News