Category Archives: Energy

Shaping the grid

SONI General Manager Robin McCormick outlines the changing nature of the power system and explains how his organisation is facing up to the challenge to match supply with demand on behalf of...

Renewables: a call for certainty

RenewableUK’s Gordon Edge discusses the need to finalise electricity market reform with Peter Cheney. After four years of discussion, Britain’s renewable developers are frustrated with the slow progress on electricity market reform...

An energy crossroads

Michael McKernan sums up the main points of the Irish Government’s energy green paper, which lays the foundations for a new strategic policy for the sector. The public consultation has now closed...

Market integration: rethink the process

Speaking to agendaNi, Eurelectric’s Anne-Malorie Géron calls for a reassessment of the market reform process and a calmer assessment of energy security. The European Commission had sought to fully integrate gas and...

Poorest pensioners left out in the cold

Older people’s charity questions Northern Ireland’s exclusion from valuable fuel poverty scheme. The poorest pensioners here are missing out on much needed help with their energy bills because Northern Ireland was excluded...

Barriers for community energy

Kate Ruddock highlights the capacity and connection barriers faced by communities which seek to develop renewables projects. Community and shared ownership of renewable energy developments is well established across most of Europe....

The global gas picture

Energy analyst James Henderson has warned that Europe will incur higher gas prices if it turns away from Russian gas. Gas is turning into a truly global market with Russia playing a...

Who’s who in energy

agendaNi takes a look at the key movers and shakers in Northern Ireland’s energy sector, at a time when energy is top of the political agenda, at both an international and local...

Renewable energy: think Denmark

Finn Mortensen, Executive Director of Denmark’s State of Green, outlines Denmark’s progress towards independence from fossil fuels. Finn Mortensen, Executive Director of Denmark’s State of Green, has set out the background to...

Extra support for solar power

Northern Ireland is due to attract more solar investment despite overcast skies. Ground-mounted solar power will be the best supported type of renewable energy in Northern Ireland this year after strong lobbying...