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Is Bord na Mona closing down?

Is Bord na Mona closing down?

BORD NA MÓNA (BnM) has said that briquette manufacturing at its last remaining factory will end in 2024. The semi-state company has one remaining briquette factory in Derrinlough, Co Offaly which will continue to manufacture until 2024.

How much land does Bord Nana own?

It is projected that such groups would have little interest in acquiring the 70,000 hectares of land that Bord na Móna regards as non-strategic.

Is Bord na Mona owned?

The new sustainable businesses and activities located across Bord na Móna’s bogs are said to include; renewable energy development, domestic fuels, biomass development, waste recovery, horticulture, eco-tourism, and community amenities….Bord na Móna.

Type Public – Semi-State Company

When did Bord na Mona start?

1946, Ireland
Bord na Móna/Founded

Is turf banned in Ireland?

The sale and burning of smoky coal is already banned in many cities and towns. OVER THE COURSE of the next year, smoky coal and other polluting solid fuels will no longer be sold in Ireland. The rules will impact coal, peat briquettes and wood, but turf won’t be affected.

Is peat worse than coal?

Peat is a highly carbon-inefficient fuel, more so even than coal. Intact peatlands are an efficient carbon sink, but damaged peatlands are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, annually releasing almost 6% of global CO2 emissions.

Who started Bord Nana?

The Turf Development Board (TDB) was established by the Irish State in 1934 and was transformed into Bord na Móna in 1946. Bord na Móna was established to develop Ireland’s peat resources for the economic benefit of the State. Initially the company produced sod peat and later changed to milled peat production.

How much bog does Bord Nana own?

Bord na Móna is announcing the biggest change of use involving Irish land in modern history. 125,000 acres of bogland that are now being used to provide energy peat to three power stations will transition to new uses by 2030.

Why did Bord na Mona stop harvesting peat?

Bord na Móna has formally ended all peat harvesting on its lands following a landmark High Court judgment in 2019. The company suspended peat harvesting last year following the court’s ruling that all peat harvesting on bogs larger than 30 hectares required planning permission.

Is Bord na Mona a semi state?

Bord na Móna is a climate solutions company We are an Irish, semi-state climate solutions company helping lead Ireland towards a climate neutral future.

What does Mona mean in Irish?

Meaning of the Irish name Mona. MEANING: Muadhnat “little noble one” is one possible source of the name.

What does Bord na Mona hope to achieve by 2030?

By 2030 we will cease harvesting energy peat but we will be making sure those 125,000 acres continue to deliver benefits for the company, local communities and the country at large” he said, outlining Bord na Móna’s vision to see the company engaged in thriving sustainable businesses through to 2030 and beyond.

How many jobs does Bord na Mona have?

In a statement, Bord na Móna said it is beginning talks with staff on the possible reduction of between 380 and 400 managerial, administrative and peat operations roles. It said it is accelerating decarbonisation and fast tracking renewable energy and “higher value” recycling, and will bring forward the end of energy peat.

When was the Bord na Mona Peat Board created?

Bord na Móna ( Irish pronunciation: [bˠoːɾˠd̪ˠ nə mˠoːn̪ˠə] — English: Peat Board), is a semi-state company in Ireland, created in 1946 by the Turf Development Act 1946.

Why is Bord na Mona controversial in Ireland?

Despite these changes Bord na Móna and the extraction of turf remains controversial in Ireland as it is criticised as being the most environmentally unfriendly form of fuel and having a negative impact on local biodiversity while in receipt of state subsidies.

Is the moss peat Bord na Mona ex works?

Bord na Móna products are normally sold on an ex Works basis and the responsibility for collection and delivery rests with the customer. Moss peat, which is supplied ex Works or delivered at the buyer’s option, is an exception to this general rule.