Energy in Agriculture 2019

Embracing change and fighting the good fight on all things farming

Embracing change and fighting the good fight on all things farming

It’s nearly 20 years since Mike Pearson was appointed principal of Gurteen Agricultural College and it’s fair to say that...

August 28, 2019

Grabbing the bull by the horns on environmental matters at Gurteen College

Grabbing the bull by the horns on environmental matters at Gurteen College

Mike Pearson has been principal of Gurteen Agricultural College for nearly 20 years, having first taken up the role in...

August 27, 2019

‘Farmers are the critical first step in the food production process’ – Mike Pearson

‘Farmers are the critical first step in the food production process’ – Mike Pearson

When Mike Pearson took over as principal of Gurteen Agricultural College in 2000 he was facing into a changing landscape....

August 26, 2019

‘Real opportunities for farmers’ at Energy in Agriculture 2019

‘Real opportunities for farmers’ at Energy in Agriculture 2019

The annual Energy in Agriculture event took place in Gurteen Agricultural College on Tuesday, August 20, with what was, according...

August 26, 2019

‘We must switch to renewable energy for the environment, rural jobs and agriculture’

‘We must switch to renewable energy for the environment, rural jobs and agriculture’

There has been little action by Government in terms of bioenergy and its role in renewable energy supply in Ireland....

August 25, 2019

Picking up the pieces in the climate action effort

Picking up the pieces in the climate action effort

Ireland is “shamefully” behind on climate action; the Irish Government didn’t take 2020 climate action targets seriously and there was...

August 25, 2019

‘If Europe has to take a Brexit crash-out then it will take the crash-out’

‘If Europe has to take a Brexit crash-out then it will take the crash-out’

The key issue for Irish MEPs like Séan Kelly as they face into a new term in Brussels is Brexit....

August 24, 2019

Advice offered on how to deliver energy efficiencies inside the farm gate

Advice offered on how to deliver energy efficiencies inside the farm gate

In 2017, Ireland produced 7.3 billion litres of milk on-farm – this equates to 312GW hours of energy. By 2020,...

August 23, 2019

Looking collectively at energy efficiency and saving money at farm level

Looking collectively at energy efficiency and saving money at farm level

Nationally, about 42kW hours of electricity are consumed for every tonne of milk produced. In 2017, Ireland produced 7.3 billion...

August 23, 2019

‘Wonderful opportunities for farmers when it comes to renewable energy’

‘Wonderful opportunities for farmers when it comes to renewable energy’

We all need to look at our carbon footprint and see how we can make energy efficiencies in our daily...

August 21, 2019

An incredible, small island that can lead the way on renewable energy…

An incredible, small island that can lead the way on renewable energy…

In Ireland, we need to look at what can work for us in terms of energy and understand better how...

July 29, 2019

Farmers advised to arm themselves with knowledge in battle to save the planet

Farmers advised to arm themselves with knowledge in battle to save the planet

If we go back in time the whole climate problem has been a product of the last 40 to 50...

July 29, 2019

‘Energy is a part of the whole Irish agriculture story’

‘Energy is a part of the whole Irish agriculture story’

Energy is part of the Irish agriculture story and while it’s never going to be the only income from a...

July 27, 2019

‘Getting those much needed energy concepts out into the greater world’

‘Getting those much needed energy concepts out into the greater world’

What the Energy in Agriculture conference and exhibition is aiming for is to arm farmers with as much knowledge as...

July 21, 2019