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Capacity to supply the grid down to farm location
Anne O'Donoghue
Farmers’ capacity to export renewable energy back to the grid all depends on where they live, Teagasc’s Barry Caslin has said.
10 April 2024 Sustainability
The bill for a changing climate is starting to come due
More developed countries face higher costs for maintaining infrastructure.
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: our water and electricity shortages
The two national utilities responsible for electric power and water are clearly uncomfortable with the IDA’s enthusiasm for more data centres.
Strong interest in solar and AD among Cork farmers
Anne O’Donoghue spoke with farmers at the Renewables Roadshow in Cork about where they see renewable energy playing a part on their farms.
10 April 2024 News
Focus on what you can control
Some common sense on inspections is badly needed at a difficult juncture for the farm sector.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Bord na Móna’s Edenderry plant to connect to gas grid
Gas Networks Ireland has completed 22km of new transmission gas pipeline, connecting Bord na Móna’s Edenderry power plant in Offaly.
2 April 2024 News
Renewables Roadshow: learn how solar PV works for you
Attendees of the upcoming Irish Farmers Journal Renewables Roadshow will learn how solar PV works for farms, businesses, and homes, Stephen Robb reports.
27 March 2024 News
Funding our water and electricity infrastructure
Ireland is the only European country in which water is free, and even the Green Party has backed off charging for water.
27 March 2024 Viewpoints
Dairygold applies for 15-acre solar farm in Mitchelstown
The milk processor intends to build a five megawatt solar farm which will power the Dairygold site.
27 March 2024 News
Renewables rollout – know the value of your land
With the rollout of renewables and energy infrastructure set to continue at pace, Stephen Robb looks at the value of some of the lease and purchase deals being offered to landowners.
16 March 2024 Land Report 2013
Farmers warned about bad deals for battery leases
Farmers are being warned to seek advice before entering into long-term leases for battery storage systems, as some leases have been grossly undervalued.
13 March 2024 News
Ceann Comhairle concerned about 318ac Kildare solar farm
Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said he is totally supportive of the principle of developing solar farms, but locating three large solar farms on top-class agricultural land is impossible to justify.
13 March 2024 News