Food and energy partnership can increase efficiency and profitability, Denis Naughten, Minister Communications, Climate Action and Environment said ahead of the 'Energy in Agriculture 2017' event, which will take place today at Gurteen College in Co. Tipperary.
"By working in partnership to meet the greenhouse gas challenge, we can map our own future", Naughten said, "this move could decrease our carbon intensity in a sustainable way".
The aim of the event, which will be held jointly by Teagasc, Tipperary County Council, the Irish Farmers’ Association, Tipperary Energy Agency and Gurteen College is to provide practical information for farmers and the rural sector about the various renewable energy and energy efficiency options available for farm businesses, reported Irishexaminer.ie.
Barry Caslin, Energy specialist with Teagasc, said there is a need to improve energy security by reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels.
“In the longer term we need to tackle global warming by reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions in the earth’s atmosphere,” Caslin added.
'Energy in Agriculture 2017 will feature a series of seminars, with local case studies of the main renewable energy technologies, as well as a 50kW wind turbine and 300kW biomass boilers, demonstration from Mike Pearson, Principal of Gurteen Agricultural College.
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