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A letter to Charity Trustees, Governing bodies of Schools, Sports Associations & Clubs & Directors of Limited Companies

September 25th, 2017

25th September, 2017 THE RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE – DUTIES OF OFFICERS/TRUSTEES/DIRECTORS – RHANI MEMBERSHIP Earlier this year, coverage around the Renewable Heat Incentive (Northern Ireland) was prolific.  Some of it was accurate but sadly, much was not. Since then, many charities and small to medium businesses have felt the effects of the emergency, 2017 Regulations.  […]

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#DfE (NI) CRASH FOR CASH

September 18th, 2017

Andrew Trimble, Chair of the Association challenging DfE said: Legal Challenge. “We can not comment on the forthcoming Judicial Review case which commences 3 October, 2017 but I can confirm  we have met and corresponded with Dr Andrew McCormick, Permanent Secretary of the Department for the Economy. RHANI Meet DfE Top Team. I can confirm […]

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NEWSLETTER: RHI: The untold story of farmers’ desperation amid stigma and debt

September 17th, 2017

Mental trauma as honest boiler owners struggle to pay bills The sudden decision to retrospectively slash the terms of the RHI scheme has left many legitimate users facing financial ruin, with some farmers facing the prospect of losing virtually everything they own, the News Letter has been told. Under pressure to address the failure of […]

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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 seems  timely to circulate – to the widest possible audience – the HSE Safety Notice regarding the risk from Carbon […]

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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 promotes ethical use of renewable energy said: “We expect all government-run schemes and audits to be run to the appropriate […]

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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 2012 – 2015 and beyond   https://www.economy-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/deti/Sustainable%20energy%20action%20plan%202012-15.pdf

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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 the outset to allow those using the scheme legitimately to clear their name.  “It has taken far too long to […]

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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 High Court on Friday seeking a judicial review against the Department for the Economy for its exclusion of a major […]

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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 because it posed a potential risk to commercial forestry. A total of 8,600 bags of conifer firewood were taken off […]

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