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Tue, Aug 19th, 2014, 11:21 am

Northern Ireland’s Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced that a Canadian company is creating 19 new jobs in County […]

Preferred bidders for new western NI gas pipeline named
Thu, Aug 14th, 2014, 12:44 pm

Two companies – Northern Ireland Energy Holdings and Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) – have been announced as ‘preferred applicants’ for […]

NI Environment Minister says no to fracking company
Tue, Aug 12th, 2014, 11:41 am

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has rejected a planning application from Australian mining company Tamboran to drill an exploratory borehole […]

ESB stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year
Fri, Aug 1st, 2014, 10:18 am

The latest sustainability report from ESB shows that CO2 emissions from the company’s power stations were reduced by 1.5 million […]

Foster boosts wind subsidies but cuts solar support
Mon, Jul 28th, 2014, 8:55 am

DETI minister Arlene Foster has confirmed that support levels for small and medium wind projects will remain unchanged under the […]

Tonnage sent to landfill reaches new low in Northern Ireland
Sat, Jul 26th, 2014, 7:47 pm

Northern Ireland councils sent 103,262 tonnes of municipal waste to landfill between January and March 2014 – that’s a record […]

A fracking drill could be form part of the Co Fermanagh landscape in the futureFracking in Fermanagh moves a step closer
Mon, Jul 21st, 2014, 12:46 pm

Tamboran Resources Ltd says it intends to drill an exploratory borehole to collect rock samples in Fermanagh. The fracking company, […]

DETI Minister Arlene Foster has announced a consultation into Northern Ireland ROCs which will run until SeptemberFoster announces consultation into Northern Ireland ROCs
Fri, Jul 4th, 2014, 12:12 pm

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced a public consultation on proposed changes to Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) […]

Thu, Jul 3rd, 2014, 6:41 pm

An independent panel has said there are no reasons to further delay the proposed north-south electricity interconnector. The panel was […]

Durkan gives green light to £6million solar farm
Fri, Jun 27th, 2014, 4:18 pm

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning approval for Northern Ireland’s second large-scale solar farm located near Antrim. Located […]

Delays in North-South power link could lead to shortages: warning
Thu, Jun 26th, 2014, 11:10 am

Delays with the north-south electricity interconnector could see Northern Ireland facing serious energy shortages, it has been warned. The Institution […]

NI waste management company takes over its Newry rival
Tue, Jun 24th, 2014, 1:20 pm

Wastebeater  has acquired the trade and assets of a major rival. The Belfast waste management company is taking over Newry-based […]

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