Northern Ireland Energy Strategy ‘Path to Net Zero Energy’

The context for energy has changed substantially since the 2010 Strategic Energy Framework (SEF) was published. In June 2019 the UK became the first major economy to commit to a 100 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This ‘net zero’ target represents a significant step-change in the commitment to addressing the climate crisis.

Developing a new energy strategy

On 16 December 2021, the Department for the Economy published the Northern Ireland Energy Strategy - the Path to Net Zero Energy:

Call for evidence

The first step in the development of the Energy Strategy was a Call for Evidence, which closed on 3 April 2020. All documents relating to the Call for Evidence can be found at:

Energy Strategy options consultation

The consultation on policy options for the new Energy Strategy opened on 31 March 2021:

Energy in Northern Ireland - Innovation and Sustainability

Northern Ireland is a region of innovation, sustainability, and limitless potential. Learn how our innovative companies, advanced skills and academic-sector are paving the way in the global journey to net zero.

Energy Strategy e-bulletins

In June 2020, the department published the first in a regular series which will keep key stakeholders updated on progress with developing the new energy strategy.

Funding Innovation for net zero e-zine

The aim of the e-zine is to keep you informed of funding opportunities available in the clean tech and green innovation space.

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