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NI hits target ahead of schedule 13 December 2019

How close is Northern Ireland to meeting its energy targets? (via Action Renewables)




By Action Renewables

Northern Ireland’s 2010 – 2020 Strategic Energy Framework includes a target for 40% of its power to be generated from renewable sources by 2020. However, it appears that Northern Ireland has hit this target ahead of schedule.

Statistics published by the Department for the Economy (DfE) in early September 2019, show that for the 12–month period between July 2018 to June 2019, 44% of total electricity consumption in Northern Ireland was generated from renewable sources located in Northern Ireland. Compared to 2005, when the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation incentive scheme (NIRO) was first introduced, the figure stood at just 3%.  The NIRO was designed to incentivise renewable electricity generation across the country.

Read more via Action Renewables