Tag Archives: Energy

Shaun Kingsbury: leading green investment

Shaun Kingsbury, the Belfast-born CEO of the UK Green Investment Bank, talks to Peter Cheney about its track record to date and its future plans. Northern Ireland is already benefitting from the...

Peter Hughes: oil and gas outlook

Industry analyst Peter Hughes has outlined the potential for lower oil prices at an Energy Ireland seminar but also warned that European energy policy was damaging the continent’s competitiveness. “Change is the...

Energy policy makes progress

Speaking at the Northern Ireland Renewable Energy Seminar, DETI Permanent Secretary David Sterling explained the context and opportunities for energy policy in the region and the progress made since 2010. Northern Ireland...

Energy research excellence at Ulster

World class energy research is taking place at the University’s Centre for Sustainable Technologies. The Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST) at the University of Ulster has a long track record of providing...

Co-operation and delivery

Marie Donnelly believes that the UK and Ireland are leading the way in renewable energy co-operation. The European Commission’s Director for New and Renewable Sources of Energy took stock of Europe’s overall...

Integrating electricity markets

Electricity markets expert David Newbery talks to Owen McQuade about the integration of European markets and the impact on the Single Electricity Market (SEM). David Newbery is Emeritus Professor of Economics at...

Renewables: from research to enterprise

A recent Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) report indicated that Northern Ireland is outperforming the rest of the UK in exploiting links between universities and industry. Yet there is still very...

Fracking and health

New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Eilish Cleary, has analysed the potential health consequences of hydraulic fracturing.  During a visit to Ireland in January, she met residents in Fermanagh to discuss her...