Methane

Could new feed additives solve the methane conundrum?

Could new feed additives solve the methane conundrum?

The climate change submission to government by Ireland’s Beef Plan Movement (BPM) highlights the use of new feed additives as...

June 10, 2021

IFA environment chair outlines 3 key requests for climate bill

IFA environment chair outlines 3 key requests for climate bill

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has three key requests as part of its stance on the Climate Action Bill that...

June 9, 2021

Tackling emissions through methane-busting masks for cows

Tackling emissions through methane-busting masks for cows

A new strategic partnership aims to tackle methane emissions in the dairy industry – through the use of methane-reducing “masks”...

June 3, 2021

Biomethane boost: NI biogas plant to power ‘green’ trucks with food waste

Biomethane boost: NI biogas plant to power ‘green’ trucks with food waste

A biogas plant which will produce biomethane to power 10 trucks is set to go live in Northern Ireland in...

May 31, 2021

New study examines cutting bovine methane through breeding

New study examines cutting bovine methane through breeding

Adding a negative economic value for methane could facilitate a substantial reduction in methane emissions while maintaining an increase in...

May 20, 2021

‘Sacrificing national herd at alter of climate change’ would have no net gain – Creed

‘Sacrificing national herd at alter of climate change’ would have no net gain – Creed

Sacrificing the national herd “at the alter of climate change” would have “no net gain” because Irish agriculture is among...

May 7, 2021

10% methane reduction aim set out in Agri-Food Strategy is ‘premature’

10% methane reduction aim set out in Agri-Food Strategy is ‘premature’

The target set out in the draft Agri-Food Strategy 2030 for reducing biogenic methane by a minimum of 10% by 2030...

April 27, 2021

40% methane reductions possible for beef production – joint study

40% methane reductions possible for beef production – joint study

A methane reduction of up to 40% is achievable for Irish beef production – which would have “significant positive benefits”,...

March 24, 2021

Biogenic methane to be taken into account in revised Climate Action Bill

Biogenic methane to be taken into account in revised Climate Action Bill

Government and the Climate Change Advisory Council must take account of biogenic methane in setting emission targets under climate budgets...

March 23, 2021

Oil and gas industry commits to new framework for reporting methane

Oil and gas industry commits to new framework for reporting methane

In a move that will help tackle one of the “biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis”, major...

November 24, 2020

Boyle: The ‘huge challenge’ of communicating in the agri-environment debate

Boyle: The ‘huge challenge’ of communicating in the agri-environment debate

A lot of work is ongoing in Teagasc on the research of agriculture and its impact on the environment –...

October 21, 2020

Agricultural aims outlined as EU adopts methane strategy

Agricultural aims outlined as EU adopts methane strategy

The European Commission presented an EU strategy to reduce methane emissions today (Wednesday, October 14) – which includes its plans...

October 14, 2020

Climate bill does not set emission targets for agriculture – department

Climate bill does not set emission targets for agriculture – department

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 was published yesterday (Wednesday, October 7) and there have been...

October 8, 2020

How will biogenic methane be treated under the new Climate Action Bill?

How will biogenic methane be treated under the new Climate Action Bill?

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 was published today (Wednesday, October 7) and it is expected...

October 7, 2020

What is the ‘Meth-Abate’ cross-border project to cut methane emissions?

What is the ‘Meth-Abate’ cross-border project to cut methane emissions?

A cross-border project to cut methane emissions from agriculture in Ireland and Northern Ireland is underway as part of Department...

September 3, 2020

Claims that new cattle feed additive can ‘reduce methane emissions by 60%’

Claims that new cattle feed additive can ‘reduce methane emissions by 60%’

With the government aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by (an average of) 7% per annum, farmers are under more...

July 1, 2020

Agriculture to be on ‘lower trajectory around meeting climate targets’

Agriculture to be on ‘lower trajectory around meeting climate targets’

Agriculture will be on a ‘lower trajectory’ when it comes to meeting Ireland’s climate targets under the programme for government,...

June 16, 2020

‘Distinct characteristics’ of methane to be ‘recognised’ by next government

‘Distinct characteristics’ of methane to be ‘recognised’ by next government

The “distinct characteristics” of biogenic methane will be “fully recognised” by the next government, according to the programme for government,...

June 15, 2020