Welcoming the renewable energy planning review announced by Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon MLA, Steven Agnew, Head of RenewableNI said:
The economic, environmental and community benefits brought about by the renewables sector already has been massive, and the industry stands ready to invest over £1billion to help us achieve our net zero ambitions. Agreeing cohesive planning protocols brings us one step closer to reaching these ambitions.
This review provides us all with the opportunity to help create a planning structure that is fit-for-purpose, and in time to facilitate the delivery of a new Energy Strategy. Ensuring the review is robust and efficient is therefore key. Our members look forward to engaging with the process, allowing us all to reap the rewards that comes from renewables – sooner rather than later.”