Young Fine Gael has called for greater financial support to be provided for the anaerobic digestion sector in the forthcoming Budget. The organisation believes that the promotion of this technology will foster the indigenous industry and would be an excellent way to support local communities.
One half of the 1.3 billion tonnes of waste that is produced in Europe each year comes from agri-food waste. YFG believes that the conversion of this waste into biogas, for electricity and heat purposes, will help to reduce carbon emissions.
YFG is also calling on the Government to increase the percentage blend of indigenous biogas in our natural gas pipelines to 2% in 2021 and to 5% by 2025.
The proposal is included in Young Fine Gael’s Pre-Budget Submission: Striving for Progress, which was unveiled at the end of August.