Renewable Energy

Biomethane volumes in NI much greater than estimated

Biomethane volumes in NI much greater than estimated

Turning livestock manure and grass silage into biomethane could help to meet Northern Ireland’s demand for energy as well as...

May 10, 2022

New mapping tool to aid farmers in constructing renewable energy projects

New mapping tool to aid farmers in constructing renewable energy projects

Soaring energy prices and the need to replace lost revenues as agricultural incomes come under pressure is driving fresh interest...

April 19, 2022

Huge potential for significant financial returns for renewable generators

Huge potential for significant financial returns for renewable generators

A report published today highlights the opportunities for farmers to generate significant returns from small scale renewable energy assets. The...

March 7, 2022

Farmers For Action requests meeting on rising energy prices

Farmers For Action requests meeting on rising energy prices

Rural lobby group Farmers For Action is seeking a meeting with the Northern Ireland Utility Regulator to discuss rising energy...

February 9, 2022

£285m renewable energy support scheme opens

£285m renewable energy support scheme opens

The biggest ever round of the UK government’s flagship renewable energy support scheme is opening to applications today (Monday, December...

December 13, 2021

SSE Renewables gave over €1m to community groups in Ireland in the last year

SSE Renewables gave over €1m to community groups in Ireland in the last year

SSE Renewables gave €1.1 million in funding to 412 community groups near its wind farms in the Republic of Ireland...

August 20, 2021

Hydrogen could have a ‘revolutionary role’ for hard-to-abate sectors

Hydrogen could have a ‘revolutionary role’ for hard-to-abate sectors

Hydrogen is “fast being recognised as having a potentially revolutionary role” to play in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors. This is according...

July 27, 2021

Neste expands availability of renewable diesel

Neste expands availability of renewable diesel

Diesel fuel tends to appear particularly high on the list of sinners when it comes to environmental friendliness, despite combustion...

July 19, 2021

Farmers urged to beware of oversold energy installations

Farmers urged to beware of oversold energy installations

Renewable energy offers huge potential for many farms, but landowners should be warned that some energy firms are trying to...

March 11, 2021

‘Unprecedented change’ proposed for NI’s electricity grid

‘Unprecedented change’ proposed for NI’s electricity grid

SONI, the electricity transmission system operator for Northern Ireland, has announced plans to reform the grid to achieve Northern Ireland’s...

March 10, 2021

Renewable energy accounted for 20% of energy used in Europe in 2019

Renewable energy accounted for 20% of energy used in Europe in 2019

In 2019, renewable energy accounted for 19.7% of energy consumed across the 27 EU member states, according to Eurostat. These...

December 23, 2020

Farmers urged to respond to call for evidence on tariff scheme for renewables

Farmers urged to respond to call for evidence on tariff scheme for renewables

The Government has published a series of documents detailing the proposed closure of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for renewables and...

July 25, 2018

People need to be able to ‘sell renewable electricity to the National Grid’

People need to be able to ‘sell renewable electricity to the National Grid’

The UK government has recently announced plans for how electricity and renewable energy will be produced, stored and used in...

August 3, 2017

NI farmers cleared of wrongdoing after RHI audit

NI farmers cleared of wrongdoing after RHI audit

Poultry and mushroom farmers have been cleared of suspected improper use of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Northern Ireland....

May 22, 2017

Pics: £50m and 194ac for Ireland’s ‘biggest solar farm’

Pics: £50m and 194ac for Ireland’s ‘biggest solar farm’

A project that has been described as “Ireland’s largest solar farm” has become operational, reportedly delivering enough power for almost 14,000 homes....

April 5, 2017

Tyrone farmer gets over £600,000 from NI heat scheme…using 13 boilers

Tyrone farmer gets over £600,000 from NI heat scheme…using 13 boilers

The Belfast Telegraph has reported today that a Co. Tyrone farmer and businessman, who runs a poultry enterprise, is the...

March 17, 2017

€64m Cork wind farm to generate power for 17,000 homes annually

€64m Cork wind farm to generate power for 17,000 homes annually

The ESB and Coillte have secured financial backing for the Castlepook Wind Farm project in Co. Cork, which represents an overall investment...

November 19, 2016

DARD to host on-farm renewable energy event

DARD to host on-farm renewable energy event

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland is hosting a ‘Practical On-farm Renewable Energy’ (POFRE) event...

February 16, 2015