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Committing to a veg pledge: a multi–stakeholder initiative to increase vegetable consumption for health and the environment

Wednesday 1st December
Online
Free

Webinar 2: A Bolder Vision for Belfast

Wednesday 1st December
Online
Free

NPA SMARTRENEW RENEWABLE ENERGY PILOT SHOWCASE

Thursday 2nd December
Online
Free

Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 2

Thursday 2nd December
Online
Free

NEA (NI) Energy Efficiency in the Home Information session

Friday 3rd December
Online
Free

Future for Geothermal Energy, NI

Friday 3rd December
Online
Free

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#DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021

Monday 6th December
Online
Free– members only

Building Digital Capacity in the Voluntary & Community Sector

Monday 6th December
Online
Free– members only

Net Zero Culture

Tuesday 7th December
Online
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Irish Geoparks Forum – Climate Change: past, present and future

Tuesday 7th December
Online
Free

AFBI Economics Research Conference

Wednesday 8th December
Online
Free

Climate and Biodiversity Ambition: Shared Island as a Catalyst

Wednesday 8th December
Online
Free

Responses to challenging visitor pressures and behaviours

Wednesday 8th December
Online
Free for ORN members and £20.00 for non–members

Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 3

Wednesday 8th December
Online
Free

Brexit: A Year in Food, Farming & Agriculture

Thursday 9th December
Online
Free

What have hedgerows ever done for us? (And what we can do for them in return)

Thursday 9th December
Online
Free

Water Framework Directive Statistics Report Webinar

Friday 10th December
Online
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Action Renewables Energy Association ‘Climate Change and COP26’ Webinar

Monday 13th December
Online
Free

Draft Green Growth Strategy for NI – Information Session

Monday 13th December
Online
Free– members only

Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 4

Tuesday 14th December
Online
Free

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Covid Recovery Programme for Heritage Organisations – Northern Ireland

Tuesday 21st December
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Path to Net Zero Energy Strategy 16 December 2021

Lyons announces new energy strategy – The Path to Net Zero Energy

 

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today launched The Path to Net Zero Energy – an ambitious new strategy designed to ensure Northern Ireland’s energy is secure, affordable and clean for future generations.

The Minister said:

“Recent energy price rises are impacting on every person and business in Northern Ireland. This is happening because of the global price volatility that comes with fossil fuels. Our new strategy sets out how we will work towards phasing out fossil fuels, ending this volatility and ensuring that more of the money we spend on energy stays in the local economy and helps to create wealth and jobs.

“The Path to Net Zero Energy sets out a path to 2030 that will mobilise the skills, technologies and behaviours needed to take us towards net zero carbon and affordable energy by 2050.”

The Path to Net Zero Energy sets three key targets:

  • energy efficiency: deliver energy savings of 25% from buildings and industry by 2030;
  • renewables: meet at least 70% of electricity consumption from a diverse mix of renewable sources by 2030; and
  • green economy: double the size of our low carbon and renewable energy economy to a turnover of more than £2billion by 2030.

The Minister continued:

“By setting and achieving these targets, we are putting ourselves on a path to transform how we develop and consume energy. Decarbonising energy means achieving so much more than carbon reductions. We are already world leaders in integrating renewable electricity generation and we can also become world leaders in the new hydrogen economy. We will play to our strengths. Our world–leading engineering sector will be at the centre of this.”

The new strategy was developed with significant collaboration and engagement across government, industry and energy consumers. It has already received broad endorsement.

Read the full article here.

Read the The Path to Net Zero Energy strategy.