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The Department for the Economy’s Northern Ireland Energy Strategy 2050 consultation period closed on Friday 2 July.

RenewableNI submitted a consultation document on behalf of our members. In this we have five key objectives:

  • Zero carbon power by 2035;
  • 80% renewable electricity by 2030
  • NI inclusion in Contracts for Difference Action Round 5;
  • Developer led grid investment;
  • NI inclusion in next Crown Estate leasing round.

Head of RenewableNI, Steven Agnew, said:

“The Energy Strategy promises the Earth and must deliver.  

“By setting an ambitious 80% renewable electricity target for 2030 the Department for the Economy can unlock over £1bn of private investment, save consumers more than £50m and reduce power sector emissions by 75%.

“With the right policy in place the renewables industry can power a green economic recover.”

To read the full submission document online, click here.