In an industry first, Atlantis decommissions pioneering tidal system

In an industry first, Atlantis decommissions pioneering tidal system

Scottish marine energy firm Simec Atlantis Energy has fully decommissioned its SeaGen tidal turbine support structure in the Strangford Narrows, Northern Ireland. SeaGen was installed in 2008 when it became the world’s first commercial scale, electricity generating, grid connected tidal stream project.

Crown Estate ‘listens’ to developers with alterations to offshore wind leasing

Crown Estate ‘listens’ to developers with alterations to offshore wind leasing

The Crown Estate has said it will make alterations to the next Offshore Wind Leasing Round in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in response to feedback from developers.

Price Spikes in Ireland Fuel Concerns Over Dispatachable Power Shortages in Europe

Price Spikes in Ireland Fuel Concerns Over Dispatachable Power Shortages in Europe

The price spike, triggered by an alert regarding generation losses, came only four months after Ireland and Northern Ireland launched an Integrated Single Electricity Market (ISEM) designed to make trading more competitive and improve power distribution across the island.

Botched renewables energy scheme 'costs spiraled', inquiry hears

Botched renewables energy scheme 'costs spiraled', inquiry hears

An inquiry into a botched green energy scheme which sparked a political row that contributed to the collapse of powersharing government in Northern Ireland has begun hearing final submissions.

'Botched' renewable scheme to hear final submissions next week

'Botched' renewable scheme to hear final submissions next week

An independent inquiry into a botched green energy scheme which sparked a major political row in Northern Ireland will hear final submissions next week. The RHI Inquiry has heard from a number of witnesses including Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and exposed major rows within her party.

Renewables scheme was part of DUP 'great drive to centralise power', says CEO

Renewables scheme was part of DUP 'great drive to centralise power', says CEO

In his evidence on Friday to the public inquiry, Mr Johnston, the DUP’s most senior official, admitted that the party process in appointing special advisers was not transparent and didn’t “comply with the letter and the spirit” of the legislation that was passed in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Botched renewable scheme 'needed more experts', says former DUP advisor

Botched renewable scheme 'needed more experts', says former DUP advisor

A former DUP special adviser has said a Northern Ireland government department should have had more experts to run a renewable energy scheme.

Arlene Foster 'ordered' staff to keep Renewable Heat Scheme open

Arlene Foster 'ordered' staff to keep Renewable Heat Scheme open

Northern Ireland’s former first minister Arlene Foster “ordered” Jonathan Bell to keep open a renewable energy scheme despite spiralling costs, an inquiry has heard. Mrs Foster has given evidence to the inquiry that she was not proposing to reverse the decision to close the scheme completely, but to delay it for several more weeks.