Farmers Must Be Rewarded For Generating Energy - IFA

The Association is calling on the government to implement a scheme, allowing farmers to sell excess energy to the national grid.

The government is facing calls to put a scheme in place to allow farmers to sell excess energy back to the national grid.

It comes as the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture suggested planning permission no longer be needed to install solar panels on agricultural buildings.

President of the Irish Farmers Association, Tim Cullinan says without an upgrade, the national grid couldn't facilitate a move like that.

The Tommevara man says if farmers are generating excess electricity, they should be rewarded for it:

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