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Planning policy must facilitate a faster energy transition says leading lawyer

A leading lawyer has called for a more supportive planning policy on energy to facilitate a faster flow of investment into the industry. Richard Murphy of Pinsent Masons said Northern Ireland had to get in line with a "faster and further" approach to energy transition. Separately he argued that the Department for the Economy should aim to secure at least seventy per cent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Published on 10/08/2020
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Kilroot could see eighty per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions says executive

EPUKI Commercial Director Ian Luney explains how the conversion of Kilroot Power Station in three years time from coal to natural gas will cut carbon dioxide emissions on a like for like basis by over a half. But he says because the new plant is not intended to run constantly but rather as back up for renewable generation and to meet other system need, the reduction in emissions could be as much as 80%.

Mr Luney says the £370 million the owners of Kilroot will receive from electricity consum...

Published on 23/07/2020
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