Category Archives: Environment

EST: times are changing

EST has operated in Northern Ireland for the past 15 years and is best known for the provision of free and impartial energy saving advice to householders, communities and energy-related business. Patrick...

Fracking explored

Stephen Dineen explains fracking and the increasing controversy surrounding it. Gas production companies need to be transparent, according to incoming American Gas Association President Ronald W Jibson. The Questar Corporation CEO told...

Translink: new Antrim station

Translink’s leading the way in energy efficiency with new state-of-the-art station. Sustainability is a key priority for Translink. Most recently, the 2010-2011 Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme ranked Translink as...

Veridis: energy from waste

An overview of plans for Northern Ireland’s first major energy from waste project. Veridis Energy believes that its proposed energy from waste (EfW) plant on the outskirts of Belfast provides a ‘win-win’...

Future gas scenarios

Gas will play a significant role going forward, according to energy consultant James Greenleaf. “Given the uncertainty around technological developments and alternative energy, keeping the high gas future option open is relatively...

Electric vehicles update

Electrification of vehicles presents opportunities and risks, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles’ Director Michael Hurwitz told the Northern Ireland Energy Forum. The sales of electric and hybrid cars has been slow...