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Public support for renewable energy remains high

The latest Public Attitudes Tracking Survey carried out by the Government reveals that support for renewable energy remains high at 76%. The poll, published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was carried out in September surveyed over 2,000 households in the UK. This poll comes amidst a time that Government policy is focusing on reducing renewable energy subsidies rather tha...
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Closure of the NIRO to new onshore wind in 2016

The following is taken from the DETI website today (30th September 2016): "Today DETI has launched a 2 week consultation on revised proposals for closure of the NIRO to new onshore wind projects from 1 April 2016.  This follows the approval by the NI Assembly on Monday of the legislation on closure arrangements for non-wind projects.  The consultation today proposes closure of the NIRO fr...
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Changes to NIE grid applications

NIE have recently announced that they no longer require planning permission as a pre-requisite for G59 grid application: "Planning permission is no longer a pre-requisite for an application, however if you do have planning permission for your development (or do not require planning permission), please send evidence of this and any relevant details." This is good news for those who are curren...
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Ofgem Preliminary Accreditation – Act Now!

Recent announcements by The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on its intention to close the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain to new onshore wind projects from 1 April 2016 has created much uncertainty in the Northern Ireland wind energy market. The independent farm renewable energy consultancy - The GreenYard - is of the opinion that the four ROCs (Renewable Obligation Certi...
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