As many will have seen in the news, the government have outlined their 2030 carbon targets split by sector. Specifically, agriculture sees a 25% cut target with many financial incentives proposed for farmers, particularly in committing to solar and wind development to help reduce their footprint.
Positive and ambitious targets have been set and these include more than doubling targets for solar, to 5,500 MW and off-shore wind aiming for 7,000 MW. A key quote from the article below states the farmers targets are ‘’challenging but ultimately achievable’’. However the news has been met somewhat negatively by the Irish Farms Association stating it will be far too difficult for livestock sustainability and is a ‘’kick in the teeth’’ for farmers.
Targets for transport, building, industrial sectors and more were announced at the same time, with detailed reports and plans on making these achievable also released.