Category Archives: Energy

Current energy research at the University of Ulster

Neil Hewitt outlines the university’s energy portfolio. The Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST) covers a wide range of research applicable to the sustainable built environment agenda, including highways engineering, river and harbour...

David Buchan: Europe’s energy future

David Buchan, senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, talks to agendaNi about how governments can make energy subsidies more affordable. Supporting renewables through direct taxation would be better...

Friends of the Earth: the case against fracking

Friends of the Earth Director James Orr outlines his organisation’s opposition to hydraulic fracturing and predicts that the industry’s own arguments will prove counter-productive. Fracking for shale gas in Northern Ireland is...

Leo Drollas: go for fracking

Energy analyst Leo Drollas sees fracking as a necessity for Northern Ireland’s economic development. He discusses his views on the gas market and climate change with Peter Cheney. Northern Ireland, according to...

Peter Hughes: oil and gas outlook

Industry analyst Peter Hughes has outlined the potential for lower oil prices at an Energy Ireland seminar but also warned that European energy policy was damaging the continent’s competitiveness. “Change is the...

Energy policy makes progress

Speaking at the Northern Ireland Renewable Energy Seminar, DETI Permanent Secretary David Sterling explained the context and opportunities for energy policy in the region and the progress made since 2010. Northern Ireland...