Letter about benefits of solar panels on farm buildings and land
Letters to the Editor
"Solar allows farmers to be a part of the solution." - Conall Bolger, CEO, Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
19 June 2024 Renewables
Major Cork energy park for sustainable fuels a step closer
Sustainable fuel production, such as hydrogen, can provide an alternative route to market for renewable electricity assets, which face restricted grid access
17 June 2024 News
Agricultural input price index down 12.6% in April 2024
Cereals saw a drop in price of 31.4%, while potatoes saw an increase of 73.6%. Fertiliser prices fell by almost one third, while motor fuel prices increased by over 10%.
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
How to make a claim for a VAT refund
Only flat-rate farmers who have incurred VAT in relation to certain types of expenditure are eligible to reclaim VAT.
5 June 2024 News
Solar accounts for 2.7% of electricity generated in May
Electricity produced from solar reached a new monthly peak for May, accounting for 2.7% of all electricity generation, according to EirGrid.
5 June 2024 News
Revenue issues list of eligible items for VAT reclaim
Revenue has updated its guidance on the application of the VAT refund order for flat-rate farmers.
4 June 2024 News
Biogas will have to be underwritten 'at point of sale' - ICMSA
The ICMSA has said that the financial model laid out in the newly launched biomethane strategy is guaranteed to fail.
31 May 2024 News
€63m Dublin AD plant to connect directly to national gas network
An agreement between Gas Networks Ireland and Bia Energy will see renewable biomethane gas from the Bia Energy facility at Huntstown, Co Dublin, injected directly into the gas network.
30 May 2024 News
NI ‘unlikely’ to meet renewable targets
Three barriers to meeting climate change targets have been identified by a Westminster committee of MPs
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Ballymena chicken manure AD plant eyes 200,000t expansion
The Tully Biogas Plant hit the headlines in 2017 when it became the first plant in the world to run entirely on chicken manure and now has plans to expand its capacity to 200,000t.
27 May 2024 News
Renewed focus on renewables at Balmoral
There was a significant presence of renewable energy providers at this year’s Balmoral Show and, despite little grant aid available for farmers, interest was high writes Stephen Robb.
22 May 2024 Renewables