Nitrates, slurry and the quest for renewable energy

Nitrates, slurry and the quest for renewable energy

Farmers are most at risk from both climate impacts like floods, droughts and unpredictable growing seasons and from climate policies to reduce emissions that demand changes to the way they run their businesses. There are wider environmental regulations that aim to restore nature and protect air and water quality that also impact on farming livelihoods. These environmental regulations are ultimately aimed at protecting human health and well-being and ensuring we have a liveable planet to pass on to the young people of today and generations to come. 

So why is it all so divisive and what can be done to find solutions that work for everyone? 

The full article looks at the changes to the nitrates derogation, what it means for farmers and what it could mean for green energy.

Read the full article on The Currency website.


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