13 April 2017
...Farmer reaction (click here)
Reacting to the EPA
projections, the IFA said the climate report highlights the need for
urgent action on farm-scale renewables.
James Murphy, IFA
renewables project chair called on Minister for Communications, Climate
Action and Environment Denis Naughten to urgently progress plans to
introduce supports for farm-scale and community renewable projects, as
emissions from transport and energy continue to spiral out of control.
gases from agriculture have reduced by 5.5% since 1990, with emissions
from transport increasing by 130% over the same time period,” said
Murphy. “This is not a reason for inaction in agriculture; farming can
do more particularly in bioenergy and farm scale and community based
“To achieve this, Minister Naughten must immediately
put in place the long-awaited National Energy Forum to develop a
coherent policy framework.
“More importantly, this must be
supported with meaningful tariff supports for farm-scale and
community-based energy production,” he added....