EDF Renewable’s three new Irish solar farms go live
Stephen Robb
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.
23 March 2023 News
CNH Industrial acquires majority stake in Bennamann
CNH Industrial has acquired the controlling stake of Bennamann following its 10% buy-in back in 2021. Bennamann offers a solution to capture and purify existing slurry bio-methane for use as fuel.
Farm safety – steer clear of electricity poles and stay wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, highlights the importance of identifying risks in the environment you are working in.
Extra energy support for UK farms ruled out
The Energy Bill Relief Scheme is to be replaced by less generous support for gas and electricity bills under the new Energy Bills Discount Scheme.
22 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Operating profit surges at ESB
Group dividend to the State more than doubled to €327m in 2022
22 March 2023 News
Irish wind farms provided 42% of electricity in February
A strong January and February for wind generation has helped reduce wholesale prices of electricity.
16 March 2023 News
Solar groups dispute land ‘loss’ claims
The food v fuel debate has been reignited as the Government pushes to rapidly increase solar farm development and decarbonise our electricity system.
15 March 2023 News
Cut in milk price a ‘hammer blow’ to dairy farmers
ICMSA president Pat McCormack noted that this latest cut in milk price came against a background of continuing food inflation at national and EU level.
14 March 2023 News
Agrivoltaics: can crops and solar panels be co-located?
As the food versus fuel debate around solar farms heats up in Ireland, researchers are asking if solar farm developments and commercial crop production can work together.
13 March 2023 News
Watch: how to avoid electrical hazards on farms
Co Meath dairy farmer John Stone has featured in a video aimed at helping farmers to improve electrical safety on their farms.
7 March 2023 News
Horticulture growers call for support amidst ‘horrendous’ costs
The fruit and vegetable supply chain is on a “knife edge” says one grower as rising gas, electricity, labour and packaging costs squeeze margins.
1 March 2023 News
Challenging terms and conditions for solar TAMS
The terms and conditions of new Solar Capital Investment Scheme are rigorous and have been called into question by some within the industry.
1 March 2023 Schemes