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A RHANI SAFETY MESSAGE REGARDING WOOD PELLETS

September 15th, 2017

Fuel distributors & RHI Installers please cascade to all clients.  Members, please share with neighbours and all biomass users.   SAFETY NOTICE Whilst the cause of the tragic incidents of this morning are unconfirmed, it […]

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RHANI response to UFU Press Statement – DfE/ RICARDO Pilot Audits

September 14th, 2017

“The DfE scheme should have been audited from the start; audits should be run to a professional standard; we have raised a Formal Complaint about audit quality.  “ Andrew Trimble, Chair of the Association that […]

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT: Energy Strategy, May 2012

September 14th, 2017

RHANI members may find of interest the below document from Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, dated May 2012, in particular, pages 37 & 38   Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.  Sustainable Energy Action Plan […]

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ULSTER FARMERS UNION: RHI audits must be fit for purpose

September 14th, 2017

Ulster Farmers’ Union chief executive, Wesley Aston, has raised concerns about the current RHI pilot audits process saying that the ultimate audit process must be fit for purpose. The UFU has called for audits from […]

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BELFAST TELEGRAPH: Antrim firm which pledged job boost with power plant project takes Stormont to court

September 8th, 2017

By Jonathan Bell September 8 2017 A major project which would have brought hundreds of jobs to Co Antrim is at the centre of a legal challenge against a Stormont department. Papers were lodged at the […]

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Media Coverage – Irish Farmers’ Journal

September 8th, 2017

[Source: Irish Farmers’ Journal]

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BBC: 8,600 bags of wood recalled over bark beetle fears

September 8th, 2017

By Conor Macauley BBC NI Agriculture & Environment Correspondent 8th September 2017   Six major retailers in Northern Ireland have had to destroy or send back thousands of bags of firewood they had on sale […]

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UK HUMAN RIGHTS BLOG: Small solar: Court of Appeal confirms that changes were unlawful

September 5th, 2017

JANUARY 25, 2012  BY DAVID HART QC Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change v. Friends of the Earth and others, CA, 25 January 2012, read judgment  So, after an anxious wait for the affected businesses, the Court […]

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BELFAST TELEGRAPH: Farmers paying cost of Stormont uncertainty: Union frustrated over RHI cap extension plan

September 4th, 2017

By Jonathan Bell September 1 2017   Farmers’ union the UFU has said proposals to maintain restricted payments from the botched Renewable Heating Incentive Scheme could lead to “irrevocable financial damage to those businesses in the […]

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ULSTER FARMERS UNION: Uncertainty remains after DfE response to UFU’s RHI tariff concerns

September 1st, 2017

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says it is frustrated by the response it has received from the Department for the Economy permanent secretary, Andrew McCormick, in relation to the Union’s concerns around the department’s proposed extension […]

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