Category Archives: Energy

Gas industry continues to develop

Following the sale of its gas supply arm to SSE plc (Airtricity) in June of this year Phoenix remains one of the most prominent continuous private sector investors in Northern Ireland. Phoenix...

SEM leads the way for reform: David Newbery

Leading energy economist David Newbery tells Owen McQuade how the Irish Single Electricity Market (SEM) example should influence British electricity reform and calls for the Republic to adopt the carbon price floor....

A single energy department

Peter Cheney assesses the potential for a DECC-style structure at Stormont. A dedicated department for energy, rather than spreading it across DETI, DRD, DARD and others, appears to be gaining momentum as...

Tiernan Henry explains the process

NUI Galway’s environmental geology specialist Tiernan Henry discusses the reality of fracking with Owen McQuade. It is “incumbent” on the fracking industry to be “transparent about the procedures, methodologies and techniques that...