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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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NI Renewables Obligation 2 November 2012

Foster seeks views on proposals to amend the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation

Energy Minister, Arlene Foster today announced the launch of two further public consultations on proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO).

In order to reflect the falling cost of the technology in recent years, the consultation proposes changes to the level of support for large scale solar photovoltaic generating stations as well as changes to support and sustainability criteria of biomass. This includes a requirement for wood fuel to come from sustainably managed forests, and a proposal to set a clear pathway to reduce the carbon intensity of biomass generation.

Commenting on the consultation Arlene Foster said: “The Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation has proved very successful in increasing the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources. However, it is important that we review the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation on a regular basis to reflect changes in technology costs while delivering value for money for consumers.

“This consultation proposes changes to large scale solar PV and biomass–related issues which are important renewable technologies as we move towards a more low–carbon energy mix.

The Minister concluded: “The proposals are tailored to encourage the most economically viable solar PV schemes under the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation and ensure value for money for the bill payers.

“It is important that we receive strong engagement from the renewables industry and other interested parties in order to base our policy on the best available evidence.”