Category Archives: Energy

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...

Energy research excellence at Ulster

World class energy research is taking place at the University’s Centre for Sustainable Technologies. The Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST) at the University of Ulster has a long track record of providing...

Co-operation and delivery

Marie Donnelly believes that the UK and Ireland are leading the way in renewable energy co-operation. The European Commission’s Director for New and Renewable Sources of Energy took stock of Europe’s overall...

Integrating electricity markets

Electricity markets expert David Newbery talks to Owen McQuade about the integration of European markets and the impact on the Single Electricity Market (SEM). David Newbery is Emeritus Professor of Economics at...