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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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NIRO Onshore Wind Consultation Update

As we await the outcome from DETI regarding the NIRO closure to Onshore Wind Consultation, an oral briefing from DETI to the Enterprise Trade and Investment committee on 10th November 2015 reveals some information regarding the consultation and the reasoning behind it. There were 475 responses to the consultation. Approximately 300 of these were "template" responses Respondents stated thei...
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Wind energy subsidy cuts plan defeated in the House of Lords

  Published in The Independent: "The Government’s plan to end on-shore wind subsidies next year was in doubt after it was defeated in the House of Lords, in a move that could spark further hostilities between David Cameron and peers. The Lords backed a Labour amendment deleting a clause in the Energy Bill that would have ended the renewables obligation in March 2016, a year earlier t...
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NIRO Closure for Onshore Wind – Summary

Following DETI's announcement regarding the closure for the Northern Ireland Renewable Obligation (NIRO) to Onshore Wind this morning (30th Sept 15), here is a quick summary of the requirements. It is proposed that NI follows the GB position by closing the NIRO to new onshore wind from 1 April 2016. This would apply to onshore wind projects of all sizes. In order to be eligible f...
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