Emissions

Key EU decision on agricultural emissions expected this month

Key EU decision on agricultural emissions expected this month

A key EU proposals on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is set to be announced later this month, according to the...

July 7, 2016

‘The really untapped resource in rural Ireland is solar energy’

‘The really untapped resource in rural Ireland is solar energy’

The Director of Friends of the Earth (Ireland) has said that Ireland can no longer sustainably base its rural economy...

June 4, 2016

Will agriculture be blamed if Ireland forks outs €2 billion worth of emissions fines?

Will agriculture be blamed if Ireland forks outs €2 billion worth of emissions fines?

Irish taxpayers could be facing a €2-3 billion bill after 2020 owing to agriculture and other economic sectors not meeting...

May 23, 2016

New EU rules on farm machinery emissions set to come into force

New EU rules on farm machinery emissions set to come into force

Plans to update EU type approval rules and emission limits for internal combustion engines in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), such...

May 2, 2016

Sustainable farming will mitigate impact of global warming – Aidan O’Driscoll

Sustainable farming will mitigate impact of global warming – Aidan O’Driscoll

Ireland leads the way in developing a national strategy that allows for sustainable agricultural intensification while, at the same time,...

September 14, 2015

‘Increasing farm incomes more important than reducing emissions’

‘Increasing farm incomes more important than reducing emissions’

Farmers and those involved in agri-business see sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes as more important than reducing and removing...

August 3, 2015

81% of farmers think Ireland’s emissions targets are a challenge

81% of farmers think Ireland’s emissions targets are a challenge

Some 81% of people ‘agree strongly’ or ‘agree’ that Ireland’s EU emissions targets pose a big challenge to the expansion...

August 2, 2015

Agriculture MEPs oppose new emissions reduction targets

Agriculture MEPs oppose new emissions reduction targets

Members of the European Agriculture Committee have asked to scrap the European Commission’s plans to set new binding reduction targets...

May 31, 2015

‘Significant effort needed to meet emissions reduction targets’

‘Significant effort needed to meet emissions reduction targets’

A significant effort will be needed for Ireland to meet its EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and to become...

May 19, 2015

‘60% of measures to reduce GHG emissions will make money or have no cost’

‘60% of measures to reduce GHG emissions will make money or have no cost’

Some 60% of the measures that farmers can take currently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will either make the business money...

May 8, 2015

Methane emissions now being measured by laser guns

Methane emissions now being measured by laser guns

Laser guns are being used to measure methane emissions from dairy cows with the aim of breeding cattle for future...

April 16, 2015