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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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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.