Exclusion of Farmers from Proposed Energy Support Scheme Totally Unacceptable – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that he understands that the Government intends to exclude farmers from the proposed Direct Energy Support Scheme reported in the media yesterday. “It is completely unacceptable, and a further blow to a farming sector greatly exposed by the cost of living crisis” he said.  “Irish farmers have been hit with […]

Study identifies nature and potential demand for skills within the Renewable Energy, Residential Retrofit and Electric Vehicle sectors

Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, and Minister of State for Communications and the Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD today launched a new report by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) – ‘Skills for Zero Carbon – The […]

Minister Ryan announces package of supports to expand community energy revolution

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has today launched a range of new of measures to ensure communities nationwide will benefit from renewable energy. The package includes: Targeted supports for communities who want to develop their own renewable projects Good Practice Principles that will ensure communities benefit from funds generated by […]

Minister Ryan announces €28 million Government funding call for community energy projects

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has launched a €28 million fund for community energy projects across Ireland. The Community Energy Grant Scheme is funded under the National Retrofit Programme and is now open for applications. It offers grant support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the country. The Scheme supports […]

Bank of Ireland launches Green Bond Framework

“Today’s launch of our Green Bond Framework is a significant step on the Bank’s sustainability journey. We will continue to support more customers with their sustainability ambitions, reduce our own carbon footprint and make further progress on this critical agenda” €600m in green loans – supporting home owners and businesses Bank of Ireland’s progress recognised by […]

Government Paying Lip Service to the Development of a Renewable Energy Sector – IFA

IFA Renewable Energy Project Team Leader Tom Short accused the Government of paying lip service rather than supporting the development of a renewable energy sector and the circular bioeconomy that will create sustainable employment for farming and rural communities. “It is clear from Government actions that they are only interested in supporting mega wind projects […]

Bord na Móna ‘in the business of climate action’, details investment in Green Economy and Just Transition Plans

Investment in renewable energy development, new business projects, waste recycling and resource recovery of over €1.6 billion over next ten years* Almost 100 new direct jobs and over 150 indirect jobs will be created in the development of renewable energy assets and new recycling operations by 2023. Waste recycling and resource recovery to create approximately […]

BUCANIER To Boost Irish SMEs With €2.9m Innovation Support Package

A €2.9million EU-funded initiative was today launched in Wexford to provide specialist support to 120 small businesses in the food and drink, life sciences and renewable energy sectors.  The ICT, manufacturing, business services and creative industries will also benefit from the initiative which is designed to help Irish and Welsh SMEs boost trade through the design and development […]

Certainty For Landowners & Community Involvement Necessary To Drive Renewable Energy

IFA’s Project Team Chairman on Renewable Energy, James Murphy has said reaching our targets on renewable energy depends on providing certainty to landowners and extending the level of community involvement in projects. James Murphy said, “There is significant potential to be unlocked from the farming sector to allow Ireland meet its commitments. In the past, […]

IFA seeks basic payment eligibility of lands used for solar

James Murphy, IFA South Leinster Chairman and Renewables Project Team Leader, has confirmed that discussions have commenced with the Department of Agriculture to progress the case that farmers who have solar projects on their land and also farm the land should be able to draw down the annual basic payment.   “Farmers right across the […]

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