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Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme Launched

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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.

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Northern Ireland Wood Pellet Manufacturer First in Achieving new EU Certification

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

brites wood pellets, manufactured by Northern Ireland’s leading wood pellet manufacturer Balcas in Co Fermanagh, are the first in Ireland to receive certification under ENplus, the new standard for premium quality wood pellets across Europe. The new ENplus certification is the first of its kind and the Austrian certification body in co-operation with the European More »

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GB Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme

Monday, April 4th, 2011

On 10 March 2011, the UK Government announced the details of the Renewable Heat Incentive policy to revolutionise the way heat is generated and used in buildings and homes. This is the first financial support scheme for renewable heat of its kind in the world. The Renewable Heat Incentive(RHI) policy document, sets out the detailed More »

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Energy Crop Handbook from the ENCROP Project

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The ENCROP Project has published “Energy from field energy crops – a handbook for energy producers”.  The handbook contains practical information on the utilization of a number of crops to produce heat and power.  A number of crops produced throughout Europe are highlighted and the handbook includes techniques for cultivation, harvesting and other related information.  More »

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Ballymena going green with carbon neutral network

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Ballymena is bidding to become Northern Ireland’s first carbon neutral town thanks to an innovative new scheme to heat homes and businesses using energy from beneath the earth’s crust. It is one of two projects in Northern Ireland to have won funding of up to £500,000 apiece to install district heating schemes that will slash More »

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