New consultation on improving management of industrial emissions

The UK aims to develop a tailored regime for better protecting the environment and public health from industrial pollution following Brexit

Northern Ireland switches on its ‘largest’ energy storage project

The 50MW project is expected to support Northern Ireland’s ambitious 2030 renewable energy targets

NI Water awarded £5m for hydrogen project at wastewater treatment site

The development of a 1MW electrolyser aims to explore how hydrogen could increase wastewater treatment system’s capacity and decarbonise it

Northern Ireland turns down SSE proposal for 118MW wind farm

Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister said the environmental benefits of the proposal would not outweigh the harm to an area of natural beauty

SSE Renewables calls on Northern Ireland to set 80% emissions target for 2030

The firm also stresses the need for a clear roadmap for the decarbonisation of the energy sector in the region to be established

Backbilling by NI energy companies limited to 13 months

Suppliers are required to ensure they receive accurate meter readings throughout the year rather than bills being based on estimated readings under the new rules, which come into effect from 1st October

NI Water warns it is ‘sinking’ due to ‘chronic underfunding’

The utility warns the country’s failing wastewater infrastructure is unable to take new connections from new homes and businesses, leading to inadequate environmental protection through increased sewer flooding and pollution

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Coal-fired power plant in Northern Ireland to close

Czech energy company EPH has confirmed it will shutter the site in Kilroot, before opening a gas-fired facility in its place

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