Climate and environment
Agriculture emitted 38% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 – CSO
Amy Forde
In all, five sectors accounted for 78% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, with agriculture (38%) and households (27%) being the two highest-emitting sectors.
31 May 2023 News
'Challenging' to secure climate investment for farming
Prof of sustainable energy Jim Skea explained that agriculture is losing out when it comes to climate investments.
31 May 2023 News
'I’m being robbed and they don’t want to know' – exporting to grid
Stephen Robb visits Sligo drystock farmer Reuben Higgins whose payments for exporting electricity to the grid from his wind turbine were slashed when Government introduced the Microgeneration scheme
Wind generation peaked at 78% in April
The contribution of wind to Ireland's electricity supply ranged from 78% to less than 1% throughout the month of April.
31 May 2023 News
National food waste recycling week encourages anaerobic digestion
The week-long campaign aims to encourage the recycling of food waste and the production of green energy and fertiliser through anaerobic digestion.
29 May 2023 Renewables
Building wind farms on peatlands could undermine green transition
Since 2008, at least 79 wind turbines have been built in Ireland on recognised blanket bog, the long-term impact of which is not fully understood.
24 May 2023 News
Ireland’s largest fuel supplier snaps up solar PV company AEI
Alternative Energy Ireland was acquired for an unknown sum and has grown to become a significant supplier of solar PV technology to the agricultural industry
24 May 2023 News
Sod turned on 34MW Meath solar farm to supply Microsoft
The 34MW solar farm in Co Meath is one of several renewable energy projects in a deal between Microsoft and Statkraft.
22 May 2023 News
Households in rural Ireland want more solar and wind farms
Households in rural Ireland want more wind and solar farms according to new research from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
17 May 2023 News
In pictures: producing 60,000t of wood pellets in Enniskillen
Renewables editor Stephen Robb recently visited Ireland’s largest sawmill, Balcas, which produces some 60,000t of wood pellets and a range of sawn timber products using Irish timber.
17 May 2023 Forestry
Green light for Aurivo to build 14ac solar farm in Roscommon
The development involves the installation of 9,600 ground-mounted solar panels on a site adjoining the dairy processing plant.
17 May 2023 News
Strong public support for new solar and wind farms – SEAI
Support from the public for new solar and wind farms remains very high according to a new study from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
17 May 2023 News