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Carbon Removals Action Group calls for clarity on trading
Declan O’Brien
John Hourigan of CRAG berated the Government's 'useful confusion' in relation to carbon credits and carbon farming.
3 July 2024 Forestry
Call for forestry representation on carbon working group
The Irish Timber Growers Association (ITGA) has called for forestry to be represented in the Department of Agriculture carbon farming working group.
26 June 2024 Viewpoints
Counting on carbon
The baseline carbon stocks in soils is and will be harder to quantify.
Carbon counting is not without pitfalls, farmers warned
A Teagasc conference heard that expectations on carbon farming should be managed to avoid over-promising its income opportunities to farmers.
Minister moves to include farmers in carbon farming group
In response to a question from Jackie Cahill TD, Minister McConalogue said he would look at including farm organisations in the carbon farming working group.
25 June 2024 News
Tipp man ploughing his own furrow down under
Fergal O’Sullivan spoke with Tipperary native, John Moloney, product manager at Kubota Australia, to discuss the Australian agricultural machinery industry.
19 June 2024 Farm machinery
No farmers in the Carbon Farming Working Group
The Carbon Farming Working Group has a lot of industry representation but farmers are in short supply.
12 June 2024 News
Carbon Working Group exclusion sparks farmer anger
The 'exclusion' of the farm organisations from the working group was described as 'hugely disappointing' by the ICMSA.
12 June 2024 News
Clarity on carbon trading needed from the Department
There is a definite absence of certainty around the ownership of carbon credits and the ability to trade them.
5 June 2024 Dealer
Biomethane strategy will require 'a lot more funding' - IFA
An initial €40m in funding for capital grants was announced as part of the strategy.
29 May 2024 News
Pilot on methane reducing additives recommended
It was suggested this pilot programme should be rolled out by Teagasc to Signpost dairy farmers by the end of this year.
29 May 2024 News
Farmers free to trade carbon credits, says Gleeson
However, the Department of Agriculture secretary general said the State has to account for any reductions in emissions under international climate change agreements.
19 May 2024 News