Consumers Need Evidence That Northern Ireland Electricity Prices Are Fair

Following a series of significant increases in energy prices and within the context of Northern Ireland having the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK (double that in Great Britain), the Consumer Council is urging the Executive and the Regulator to re-examine the McIldoon Report and ensure that energy policy and regulatory frameworks provide … Read more

Household Recycling Rates Increase in Northern Ireland

Household recycling rates in Northern Ireland have risen by 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. The quarterly household recycling and composting figures for January–March 2011 are at their highest since statistics began in 2008. The Northern Ireland Waste Management Statistics for this period also highlight a 5.6% decrease in the amount of waste … Read more

GE Energy Promotes Smart Grid Development in Northern Ireland

GE Energy is using its expertise for grid modernisation to promote the development of a smart grid pilot network in Northern Ireland. The pilot would allow for a greater number of renewable energy sources such as wind, wave and solar energy to be connected to the existing electrical network—reducing carbon emissions and ensuring energy security … Read more

One Industrial Collaboration is Energy in the Making

The collaborative network, One Industrial, has been formed by three Northern Ireland specialist engineering companies to offer a turnkey service in the construction, installation and maintenance of renewable energy plants. The collaboration is between Axon Power and Control, Eurofab Structural Engineering, both Dungannon, and Pipesketch in Londonderry. “This is an important strategic initiative by three … Read more

WYG Wins £750,000 Wastewater Project in Northern Ireland

Building on its successful relationship with Northern Ireland Water, WYG has won a contract to help improve water quality for residents of east Belfast. The Leeds-based consultancy will be designing, managing and co-ordinating construction design management on a new £750,000 project to reduce out-of-sewer spills to water courses. This project forms part of a larger … Read more

Envirogreen Recycling Head Nominated for Northern Ireland Young Business Person of the Year Award 2011

Conor Guy, managing director of Envirogreen Recycling, has been shortlisted for the Belfast Telegraph Young Business Person the Year Award 2011. He was a runner-up in this category last year. The awards will be held on Thursday April 7. Envirogreen Recycling was also recently named the Best Green Business in Northern Ireland at the Ulster … Read more

£4 Million EU Funded Geological Project

A £4million EU funded geological project to carry out further analysis of Northern Ireland’s natural resources has been launched. The cross-border Tellus Border project has been funded by the INTERREG IVA development programme of the European Regional Development Fund, which is managed by the Special European Programmes Body. This is the largest of the latest … Read more

Success for Northern Ireland Organisations in the Renewable Energy Sector

Action Renewables has announced eleven local organisations which are leading the way in embracing the importance of renewable energy and sustainability and actively engaging in renewable technologies within the fast developing ‘green’ industry in Northern Ireland. These organisations have been shortlisted for the third annual Action Renewables Association Awards sponsored by Tughans. A record number … Read more

NIRIG Policy Workshop – Thursday 20th January – Hilton Hotel, Belfast

The Northern Ireland Renewable Industry Group (NIRIG) is holding a Northern Ireland Policy Event on Thursday 20th January in the Hilton Hotel, Belfast. This event will also mark the formal launch of NIRIG which represents the collective voices of IWEA and Renewable UK in Northern Ireland. The workshop will consider the actions required by industry, … Read more

Action Renewables Association Awards Launched

Action Renewables Association has launched its 2011 renewable energy and sustainability awards competition, which is sponsored by Tughans. Now in their third year, the Action Renewables Association Awards aim to recognise and reward numerous businesses who are leading the way by identifying the importance of renewable energy and sustainability, as well as embracing renewable technologies … Read more