ICMSA encouraged by Naughten stance


The President of ICMSA says he was encouraged and reassured by the policy direction on energy renewables signalled by the Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Environment at a meeting last week.

  Commenting after a detailed meeting with Minister Denis Naughten, Pat McCormack said that farm-based renewable energy initiatives have the potential to not only play a significant role in meeting Ireland’s renewable targets, but also to make a massive overall contribution to rural development while helping to preserve the family farm structure which is under ongoing threat.