The minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster launched the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme on the 24th of May 2012. Northern Ireland householders will now be able to obtain support towards the costs of installing a renewable energy heating system in their homes.
The Bioenergy Tool is one of the primary outputs of the RASLRES project. It is an online service which has been developed to stimulate key bioenergy markets, initially in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Sweden. The Bioenergy Tool currently provides local, regional and national information for wood fuel, as well as for exciting energy alternatives such as reed canary grass and marine biomass.