Category Archives: Environment

Overcoming NIBMYism

Environmental and social objections often hamper the construction of wind turbines across Europe. Energy consultant Stephanie Hüber tells agendaNi about a research project which aims to generate ‘social acceptance of wind farms.’...

A better future in waste

Environment Minister Edwin Poots outlines his preferred way forward on waste to Peter Cheney and explains his confidence that the province will meet its demanding targets and get most of the way...

Shaping the rural future

Michelle Gildernew updates Richard Halleron about the Rural Development Programme’s implementation and shares her hopes for how it will benefit people living in Northern Ireland’s countryside. Farm Minister Michelle Gildernew makes no...

Selling science

Seán Hogan, Chairperson of Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), discusses the origins of the organisation and the work it carries out with Owen McQuade. “The department commissions the science and then AFBI...

Seeing the future of waste

SITA Chief Executive David Palmer-Jones updates Owen McQuade on his plans for the province and the company’s perspective on waste management as an experienced player in the industry. When the privatisation of...

Dealing with the leftovers

Recycling and waste management company SITA UK has had a presence in Northern Ireland for 10 years, having acquired the United Waste and Wilson Waste companies, and is seeking to expand as...