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Renewables
Meath is Ireland’s solar power capital
Stephen Robb
Data from the statistics provider Green Collective shows that May was a record month for solar power, and Co Meath is the solar powerhouse of Ireland.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Reconsidering our nuclear options
There could easily be a mid-course correction to Ireland’s declared policy should an affordable nuclear alternative emerge, offering always-on power with very low emissions.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: weather and income insurance
It would be a pity if the report of the Food Vision tillage group was left to gather dust as the party political machines prepare for the looming general election.
ATU project looks to revolutionalise agricultural practices
The project launched by ATU and Sligo County Council, aims to allow farmers to optimise productivity while minimising carbon emissions.
10 June 2024 News
Irish emissions reduction stagnates
The latest EPA report tells us that we are not moving fast enough to achieve the level of reduction in emissions that we have legislated for.
Diversification could see farming close to 2030 climate target
Potential emissions savings from farm diversification could see the farming sector achieve 99% of its emissions reduction target.
29 May 2024 News
EPA expects Ireland to miss 2030 emissions targets
Farming and most other sectors are expected to overshoot their emissions targets for 2030, a new EPA forecast shows.
Ireland can learn from New Zealand on carbon tax changes
With methane, there is no substitute for ruminant livestock, other than unacceptable destocking, writes Prof Gerry Boyle.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints
Smallest farms only produce 4% of sector's emissions
The Small Farm Survey flagged small farms as being important for agriculture's sustainability.
22 May 2024 News
50,000 football fans fly in for Aviva fixture
Summer arrives on cue for airports and Dublin does not have spare parking stands for a once-off influx.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Lightsource BP to hold event on planned 182ac Meath solar and battery project
The solar farm developer is set to hold a community information event on 22 May on a proposed 182ac solar farm and battery storage in Co Meath.
13 May 2024 Renewables
Using the lightning effect to create nitrogen
Aidan Brennan reports from the Netherlands, where GEA have launched a new machine that increases the nitrogen content in slurry and reduces emissions.