Tag Archives: Energy

Strategic Energy Framework overview

  agendaNi unpacks the new Strategic Energy Framework for Northern Ireland. The infrastructure required to implement the Strategic Energy Framework (SEF) will cost £1 billion and could result in an increase of...

The Assembly’s Energy Bill

  agendaNi’s overview of the Assembly’s first Energy Bill, which gives gas companies stronger investigative powers and aims to continue supplies when networks have financial troubles. Assembly members have broadly backed Arlene...

The future of electricity

Key stakeholders come together to discuss the main challenges facing Northern Ireland’s electricity sector, how to speed up infrastructure investment and the state of the all-island market. What do you see as...

Meeting the renewable criteria

agendaNi speaks to Jean-Christophe Chaline, the European Investment Bank’s head of lending in Western Europe, about the criteria which must be fulfilled in order to receive funding for energy projects, a high...

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.’...

Boiler scrappage

While the rest of the UK have their own boiler replacement schemes, Northern Ireland has yet to follow suit. agendaNi examines why. Older G-rated boilers will be replaced with A-rated ones. Perhaps...

Out in the cold

Northern Ireland spends more on heating the home than any other region in the UK. Ryan Jennings finds out why and what is being done to help the fuel-poor. Defined as spending...

Making waves with electricity

Northern Ireland pioneered marine power and now stands to gain a leading place as it grows, Professor Trevor Whittaker tells Peter Cheney. Having led the way in marine power, Northern Ireland could...

The balancing act

Enterprise Committee Chair Alban Maginness considers the various balances to be struck if Northern Ireland is to maximise the potential of its indigenous energy resources and the contribution they can make to...