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17 January 2024 - Renewable Energy and Net Zero in Northern Ireland - Oral evidence

Committee Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Inquiry Renewable Energy and Net Zero in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 17 January 2024

Start times: 9:00am (private) 9:30am (public)


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MPs to hear from industry bodies on NI renewable energy policy

Northern Ireland’s renewable energy and net zero targets for 2030 and 2050 and how they fit into the current energy policy landscape, will be the focus of an upcoming Northern Ireland Affairs Committee evidence session with industry bodies and regulators next week.

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Renewable Energy and Net Zero in Northern Ireland
Director at Consumer Council for Northern Ireland
Head of Corporate Affairs at Energia Group
Director at Renewables NI
At 10:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Renewable Energy and Net Zero in Northern Ireland
Chief Executive at Utility Regulator NI
Head of Communications and Engagement at SONI Ltd
Network Investment Director at NIE Networks

In the opening evidence session of its inquiry on renewable energy policy and net zero, the Committee will likely explore the current structure of the energy system. Regulatory challenges, the impact of energy price rises, ensuring affordability for consumers throughout the renewable energy transition, and whether Northern Ireland is on track to meet its targets are possible topics for discussion.

To help the UK Government fulfill its 2050 net zero pledge, Northern Ireland set a target for 80% of its electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. Yet, the latest statistics reveal that progress towards this ambition is stalling, prompting the Committee to launch an inquiry into the issue in the absence of Stormont.

Location

Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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