Category Archives: Environment

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...

Cancun climate change deal

Climate change talks in Mexico reached a deal, including a fund to help developing countries but the finer details have still to be agreed on. Emma Blee writes. Expectations were low for...

Edwin Poots: look before you leap

Waste projects have long-lasting consequences and lessons from the past are worth learning for today, according to Environment Minister Edwin Poots. The cautionary tale of Robert Moses formed the backdrop for Edwin...

Managing waste on-site

Site waste management plans (SWMPs) are to become a statutory requirement for construction companies carrying out a project worth £300,000 or more. agendaNi considers the proposal. SWMPs are currently voluntary, with an...