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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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£44m for NI Renewable Energy 15 April 2013

£44m boost for Northern Ireland renewable energy generation

More than £44m for renewable energy in Northern Ireland has been approved by the Utility Regulator.

The investment will increase access to the electricity network for wind energy infrastructure in the north and west.

The regulator said it would be a major boost to the executive’s target of 40% of electricity demand being provided from renewable sources by 2020.

The plans will now be put out for public consultation.

The Utility Regulator is the independent, non–ministerial government department responsible for regulating the electricity and gas industries and water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland.

Wind generation

The investment package includes £26m to increase the capacity of the Tamnamore sub–station to accommodate renewable generation, £2.6m for upgrades to the Kells–Coleraine circuit and £1.25m for pre–construction costs for a third circuit between Omagh and Tamnamore.

A further £14.75m has been earmarked for the completion of the capital works.

This investment is meant to ensure that the network can accommodate 1,000 megawatts of renewable wind generation.

Utility Regulator chief executive, Shane Lynch, said development of renewable generation in Northern Ireland was at an important stage.

“The overall investment is good news for Northern Ireland. It will be a major boost to the Northern Ireland Executive’s target of 40% of electricity demand being provided from renewable sources by 2020,” Mr Lynch said.