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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

Belfast Festival of Learning

Monday 5th March
Various, see programme for details
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
Free

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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Free

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NI Allotment and Community Garden Forum

Saturday 24th March
MACCA Centre, Omagh

Easter Fun At Monkstown Wood

Saturday 24th March
Monkstown Wood, Newtownabbey
See website for details

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Outdoor Recreation & Your Community

Tuesday 27th March
An Creagán Centre, County Tyrone

EU Funding for Sustainable Development – Project Ideas Lab

Wednesday 28th March
Sustainable NI, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB
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.