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Brexit and the potential implications for SEM

Sorting out a bespoke electricity agreement will be a fundamental Brexit requirement for Ireland. Chatham House Senior Research Fellow Antony Froggatt believes there are a number of key reasons why both the...

Upwards and onwards

As Northern Ireland’s only Queen’s Counsel with an exclusive specialism in planning and related environmental law issues, William Orbinson QC has amassed years of experience in renewable energy planning, advising wind energy...

Brexit: Time to make hard choices

Philip Lowe, former Director General of Energy at the European Commission in a report published by the Centre for European Reform says that it is “time to make hard choices”. “The UK...

The power of nature revealed by AES

Northern Ireland’s largest electricity generator, AES UK & Ireland, is celebrating a summer of success for its award-winning biodiversity programme, with a new secondary school environmental leadership curriculum rolling out across schools...

The future of renewable heat

Richard Halleron looks at the prospects for renewable heat in Northern Ireland in the wake of the ill-fated RHI scheme. It’s impossible to overlook the impact of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)...

Brexit-proofing Ireland’s energy future

A report by the ESRI examining Irish energy policy in the face of Brexit has advised against an “excessive degree” of concentration on issues arising from Brexit, describing them as potentially “peripheral”...

Energy for efficiency much needed

While Brexit and the Stormont impasse have dominated the political headlines for some time, we shouldn’t forget other pressing issues on the Government’s to-do list. On the energy front, we need a...