More than 50,000 households to save £135 per year after Firmus Energy gas price drop

The main reason for the price cut is a significant decrease in wholesale gas costs

Plastic bag charge raises £2m for green projects in Northern Ireland

Up to 24 organisations will share the £2m grant generated from the carrier bag levy

Firmus Energy cuts gas prices by 8.77% for homes and businesses

The supplier, which has around 95,000 customers, is introducing the price cut from October 2019

Power NI increases electricity bills by 6%

The rate change will add around £35 a year to the average annual power bill for nearly half a million households

New wind farm in Northern Ireland ‘to provide £7.7m boost to local economy’

The seven-turbine Barr Cregg Wind Farm, to be located near Londonderry, has now received planning consent

Energy supplier SSE Airtricity to pay £450k over compliance failures

The Utility Regulator found the company breached 26 licence conditions, which included handling customer complaints and bills

Industry first: 1.2MW UK tidal power system decommissioned

The SeaGen tidal system was installed in 2008 and became the first commercial-scale, electricity generating and grid connected project of its kind in the world

Northern Irish firm aims to roll up carpet waste for good

The tiles will be resold to local community groups or social housing, reused as a floor surface for use in horse riding centres or burned to create energy

Northern Ireland provides £23m to boost recycling rates

The funding will be available over the next three years and help local councils improve recycling facilities

Carbon dioxide emissions
Views sought on future of UK carbon pricing post-Brexit

A joint consultation has been launched by the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland