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 […]

Energy Transition – Ownership or Investment opportunity? Discussion at LiT Thurles 10th Oct.

At LIT Thurles Campus on Thursday October 10th, Tipperary Energy Agency are holding a discussion on how communities can benefit from energy developments in their areas (7.30pm-8.30pm). The aim is to canvas views in order to influence the community investment options being adopted by leading developers. Our questions include: Would communities like to own or […]

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 […]

European Investment Bank Assists in Tipperary’s Energy Transformation

  European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the implementation of Tipperary’s €37M investment programme in energy efficiency over the next 3 years. Tipperary joins London, Manchester and Paris as a recipient of the ELENA facility (European Local Energy Assistance). Tipperary Energy Agency is the first organisation in Ireland to secure this project development support for […]

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, […]

Letter Re Leader’s Debates and Climate Change

Letter to Editor Sir, In all the televised debates to date with leaders of the mainstream parties, the issue of climate change and its impact the environment and society has not been addressed by any of the candidates or raised by the interviewers.   Climate change is real, it is happening now, and it is having […]

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 […]

Tipperary Commits to European Sustainable Energy Movement

Tipperary County Council has recently become a signatory of The Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is a mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in their territories. There are currently six other signatories in Ireland – Cork County, Dublin, Kerry County […]

IFA to develop Community Renewables Initiative

IFA Deputy President, Tim O’Leary, has confirmed that the Association is to work towards the establishment of a new community renewable energy business, aimed at providing rural communities with an opportunity to participate in and benefit from future renewable projects.   Speaking after a meeting of the Association’s Executive Council Mr. O’ Leary said, “To […]

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