Cllr Cadogan Enright has made a submission to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment consultation on the proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation. The submission reflects his strong belief in renewable energy as a key economic and environmental force for NI.
The Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) is DETI’s main policy measure for supporting the development of renewable electricity in Northern Ireland. The NIRO was introduced on 1 April 2005 and has been the subject of several amendments.
The Renewables Obligation places a legal requirement on all Northern Ireland licensed electricity suppliers, from 1April2005, to provide Ofgem (on behalf of the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR)) with evidence that a specified quantity of the electricity supplied to final consumers can be accounted for by generation from renewable sources.
Cllr Cadogan Enright said “I believe that a switch to renewable energy is essential to ensure a sustainable future for our economy and our environment. The threats of global warming, energy insecurity and rising energy costs mean there is a need for us to move towards a self-sufficient energy future which will create jobs, generate economic growth, and reduce carbon emissions.”
The submission encourages greater support for anaerobic digection, wind energy and planning for renewables. To view the document click here: