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  • Environmental Prosperity Agreements (01 February 2017)

    Alison Fanagan, a consultant with A&L Goodbody, who specialises in environmental law, explains the concept of environmental prosperity agreements which are being pioneered in Northern Ireland and asks if the EPA would be willing to try something similar here. This article was first published in January/February 2017 edition of The Health & Safety Review.

  • Closure of the NIRO to small wind (27 June 2016)

    After months of speculation the Northern Ireland Department of the Economy (the successor body to DETI) has confirmed today that the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation scheme (the "NIRO") will close to new small wind farms on 30 June 2016.

  • Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 – National Adaption Framework (12 May 2016)

    The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 (the Act) was signed into law on 10 December 2015. The Act comprises of a framework designed to achieve a low carbon, climate resilient, and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050.

  • What next for renewable energy support schemes in Ireland? (27 March 2015)

    Alan McCarthy a partner in A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement group along with Kevin Feeney and Ross Moore, both Partners in A&L Goodbody's Energy & Natural Resources Group look at what the next round of renewable support for electricity generation from renewable energy beyond REFIT 2 and REFIT 3 will look like.

  • Proposed revisions to Wind Energy Development Guidelines 2006 (03 April 2014)

    In June 2006, the then Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government Published Wind Energy Development Guidelines for Planning Authorities (the Guidelines) under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000. The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government is currently conducting a targeted review of the Guidelines in relation solely to three potential impacts: noise, setback distances and shadow flicker.

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