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The greening of the Northern Ireland car market

While many of us are considering buying an electric car powered solely by a battery, so far only a relatively small percentage of motorists have made the switch. Some compromise by buying hybrids - either plug in models, the newest versions of which can drive for around thirty to forty miles on a single charge or more commonly they opt for self charging vehicles. But the mix of these so called alternatively fuelled cars is changing. Dave Sheeran, Managing Director of Donnelly Group, Northern Ire...

Last updated on 28/09/2020
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SONI sees key role for offshore wind in future power mix

Offshore wind generation has a vital role to play in Northern Ireland's contribution to the battle against global warming, according to the organisation which oversees the electricity transmission system here. In its recent publication, Tomorrow's Energy Scenarios NI, SONI has outlined three separate pathways towards the decarbonisation of the local economy. The most ambitious programme envisages reaching a net zero emissions power system by 2040 in spite of the grid having to cater for greatly ...

Published on 17/08/2020
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