Dairy companies in the Climate Change Agreement have cut almost 130,000t of greenhouse gas emissions since the scheme began, according to Dairy Energy Savings (DES) chairman Gerard Sweeney.
Sweeney said dairy firms had worked hard to meet challenging energy efficiency targets and significantly reduce carbon emissions in the processing sector.
“However you look at it, saving 130,000t of carbon from entering the atmosphere is a significant achievement,” he said. “It also demonstrates that the operational detail behind the Climate Change Agreement really delivers results.”
The scheme is entering its tenth and final year and the DES board is negotiating a new scheme with government beyond 2010.