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Renewables reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Data released this week by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) shows that greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation in Northern Ireland have reduced significantly in a 11-year period from 2004-2015. Greenhouse gases per unit of...

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New research demonstrates why wind works

Last Friday a new ARUP report analysed a possible approach towards a market stabilisation mechanism, and concludes that a competitive Market Stabilisation Contract for Difference would enable decarbonisation in the most affordable way and in the most suitable...

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NI onshore wind reaches 1GW

The amount of onshore wind power connected to the Northern Ireland grid has reached the 1 gigawatt (GW) mark for the first time. New data from NIE Networks shows 1029MW of onshore wind connected to the grid, comprising 22% of Northern Ireland’s electricity in the 12...

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Elections and the renewables revolution

Still awaiting the SDLP, UUP and DUP manifestos for the 2017 General election with 13 days to go, NIRIG took a quick look at where energy - crucial for the functioning of any economy - sits in priorities for NI political parties. The Sinn Fein Manifesto has little...

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Opinions on network investment and connection

Two important consultations on network development and connection close this week. On Monday NIRIG submitted our response to the Utility Regulator Consultation on Connection policy and on Friday the response to the NIEN Price Control Draft Determination (RP6) is due....

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