Future of renewables in Northern Ireland

Date published: 31 July 2020

Last updated: 03 November 2020

As part of Department for the Economy’s consideration around future renewables energy policy, the department contracted Cornwall Insight, in partnership with Ionic Consulting, to conduct research on renewable electricity and possible future policy in Northern Ireland.

The outcome of this research was originally published in July 2020 but some changes have since been made with regard to the Community Energy section. A revised version of the report, which now also addresses some accessibility issues, is set out below. 

This report forms a part of the process towards developing a new NI Energy Strategy which will serve to guide the Northern Ireland Executive on energy policy in the context of UK renewable energy guidelines.

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