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IWEA and BWEA issue Joint Response on NI Scoping Paper.

08 January, 2009

The IWEA and BWEA have issued a joint response on the Northern Ireland Strategic Energy Framework 2009 Pre-Consultation Scoping Paper and have submitted to the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment.

The document outlines four key ways in which the strategic energy review could enable the energy sector to realise these benefits.

1) Northern Ireland should adopt a target of 42% electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

2) A strategy for investment and development in the Grid infrastructure should be developed.

3) Consistent policy and strategy should be adopted across government. In particular energy and planning policy should be aligned.

4) A roadmap for policy development should be introduced to provide greater investment confidence in the sector.

The joint response may be read in full here.

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