Green light for large solar farm in Northern Ireland

A large scale solar farm in Northern Ireland worth £6 million has been given the go-ahead by the Government. Located in Downpatrick, around 33 kilometres south of Belfast in County Down, the solar project will have a total capacity of 5.1MW, capable of generating electricity to power more than 1,500 homes. The project, being built […]

Green light for £85m waste-to-energy plant

An £85 million energy from waste power plant in east Belfast has been given the go-ahead by the Government. Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace will use the new facility to convert 120,000 tonnes of non-recyclable commercial and industrial waste into electricity and heat. It will be done through the gasification process which heats the waste […]

5p bag charge cuts use by 80% in Northern Ireland

A new five pence charge on carrier bags in Northern Ireland brought in at the end of spring may have cut their use as much as 80%. The impressive reduction was revealed by official statistics released by the Department of the Environment (DOE) this week. The Provisional Carrier Bag Levy figures show 17.5 million single […]