Government commitment to private forestry owners questioned
Declan O’Brien
'Definite bias towards international funds to drive afforestation', joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Food told.
12 June 2024 News
October election the most likely option
All the tea-leaves seem to point toward an autumn general election, with a new EUcommissioner to be appointed and a pre-election budget on the cards in September
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: US constitutional constraints
At the heart of the problem is the revered constitution itself, which was drafted in 1787 and has become politically impossible to amend.
Mixed reaction to biomethane strategy
While most of the industry was pleased that the flagship National Biomethane Strategy was finally launched, all agreed that it has many shortcomings.
5 June 2024 News
How the European Commission, Parliament and Council work
Pat O'Toole takes a look at the three stools of Brussels - the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.
2 June 2024 l2
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
Slurry and grass to fuel AD plants
The industry will be agri-centric, meaning farmers will be the main suppliers of feedstock such as grass silage and manures to produce biomethane gas which will decarbonise the energy sector.
29 May 2024 News
Government outlines roadmap to AD development
The long-awaited National Biomethane Strategy contains 25 measures aimed at making it easier and viable to produce vast amounts of renewable biomethane gas from agriculturally fed AD plants.
29 May 2024 News
Expression of interest for biomethane funding now open
Developers whose anaerobic digestion plant will be in operation by 2025 are being invited to submit an expression of interest for funding under the new €40m Biomethane Capital Grant Scheme.
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
Government launches roadmap for Irish AD sector
The long-awaited National Biomethane Strategy was published with 25 actions which will kick-start the development of Ireland's anaerobic digestion sector.
28 May 2024 News
Biomethane strategy due this week with €40m package
The €40m package, first announced in March by Minister McConalogue, must be drawn down from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan by 2025.
27 May 2024 News