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Energy Minister Arlene Foster has commented on today’s announcement that Arcapita, owners of the Viridian Group, plan to sell the NIE network business in Northern Ireland to the Electricity Supply Board (ESB).

Posted on: July 21st, 2010

The Minister said: “I am aware of the planned commercial transaction between the two companies. I have met with senior officials in NIE and ESB, and have also discussed the transaction with the Regulator and the Irish Minister Eamon Ryan …]
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Every farm will have a wind turbine within the next five years

Posted on: June 25th, 2010

Mark Newton of Fisher German was quoted this week as saying “every farm will have a wind turbine within the next five years”. With the announcement of new Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) today, the quote is even more significant.
“Every …]
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Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has encouraged the local renewables sector to build partnerships and take advantage of the multi-billion pound global marine energy market.

Posted on: May 13th, 2010

The Minister was speaking as she highlighted the strength of the local renewables sector to around 100 guests, including US investors and influencers at Stormont. The delegation, representing the marine energy sector, travelled to Belfast as part of a US, …]
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Quad ROC’s from April 2010 – Arlene Foster

Posted on: April 10th, 2010

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster published her response to the Statutory Consultation on the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation 2010 today.
The consultation sought views on proposals to change the NI Renewables Obligations, (NIRO) 2010 and increase support for some small-scale generators.
The Minister …]
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NIROC – 2010 Renewable Obligation Changes

Posted on: April 5th, 2010

1EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TOTHE RENEWABLES OBLIGATION (AMENDMENT) ORDER (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2010 2010 NO [XXXX]
1. Introduction
1.1 This Explanatory Memorandum has been prepared by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to accompany the Statutory Rule (details above) which is laid before the …]
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Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed the Northern Ireland Assembly’s support for changes to legislation that will enhance renewable electricity generation.

Posted on: March 25th, 2010

The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (NI), passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly today, will come into operation on 1 April 2010.
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said: “The Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation, (NIRO) has been a successful incentive mechanism for renewable energy …]
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ESB in talks with Viridian over £1bn purchase of NIE network

Posted on: February 25th, 2010

Northern Ireland’s electricity network could be sold off for more than £1bn.
According to a report in the Sunday Times, Irish energy company ESB is in talks with Viridian on the purchase of NIE’s electricity transmission and distribution business.
It is understood …]
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Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster published her response to the Statutory Consultation on the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation 2010 today.

Posted on: February 12th, 2010

The consultation sought views on proposals to change the NI Renewables Obligations, (NIRO) 2010 and increase support for some small-scale generators.
The Minister said: “The Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation is the main support mechanism for incentivising renewable electricity generation. It has …]
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Efforts to build an off-shore electricity transmission network linking Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland have taken an important step forward.

Posted on: January 10th, 2010

The RPS Group has been awarded the contract to examine the feasibility of building an off-shore grid in the Irish Sea.
The Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment is working with its government counterparts in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland …]
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Northern Ireland’s offshore renewable energy potential has moved another step closer to realisation.

Posted on: December 16th, 2009

That was the message from the Energy Minister, Arlene Foster as she announced the launch of the draft DETI Strategic Offshore Renewable Energy Action Plan 2009-2020 and its associated Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). A SEA assesses environmental issues that must …]
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