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BELFAST TELEGRAPH: STORMONT NO LEGAL POWER TO CUT RHI PAYMENTS, COURT HEARS

May 23rd, 2017

By Alan Erwin 17 May, 2017 A Stormont department had no legal power to cut Renewable Heat Incentive payments guaranteed for up to 20 years, the High Court heard on Wednesday. Counsel representing a group of boiler owners claimed officials must have known tariff rates for those signed up to the original 2012 scheme could […]

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STATEMENT FROM THE ULSTER FARMERS UNION

May 19th, 2017

18th May 2017 UFU welcomes RHI audit findings The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed reports that poultry and mushroom farmers have been cleared of any suggestion that they have misused the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme.  Chief executive, Wesley Aston says this confirms the case made from the outset by the UFU that farmers were […]

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IRISH NEWS: THE RISKY BUSINESS OF BANKING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

May 19th, 2017

Dr Barry Quinn 16 May, 2017 BANKING is a complex balancing act of risk and reward. Banks risk the mismatch in funding long term loans with short term deposits for the reward of profitable interest rate differences. In Northern Ireland, where the banking industry mirrors the rest of the UK in its concentrated nature, political […]

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RHANI STATEMENT

April 7th, 2017

4th April 2017 Following a website notice posted by the Department for the Economy regarding the new terms and conditions for accredited members of the Renewable Heat Incentive’s Tariff scheme via The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017, which came into effect on 1st April 2017, a spokesperson for the not-for-profit Renewable […]

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RHANI STATEMENT

April 3rd, 2017

In response to media requests for comment about correction and apologies offered by the Department, The Renewable Heat Association of Northern Ireland (RHANI), a not-for-profit organisation which represents those individuals and companies which invested in renewable technology for ethical and appropriate reasons said: RHANI has always taken the line that the release of the names […]

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BELFAST TELEGRAPH: DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMY APOLOGISES FOR RHI CLAIMANT LIST ERRORS

March 31st, 2017

By Jonny Bell March 31 2017 The Department of Economy has apologised over errors in the list it published of companies that claimed from the Renewable Heating Incentive scheme. Earlier this month the government department published an extensive list of those that had claimed from the scheme. On Friday it admitted that one business, which […]

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RHANI STATEMENT

March 16th, 2017

Release of names of RHI participants by the Department for the Economy The Renewable Heat Association of Northern Ireland (RHANI) has learned that the Department for the Economy has today published names of Limited companies and other organisations who are participants in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. The Renewable Heat Association hopes that this […]

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RHANI STATEMENT

March 9th, 2017

Having confirmed the former Economy Minister Simon Hamilton’s decision to publish individual recipients’ names was unlawful, the Court ordered the Department of Economy to pay the Renewable Heat Association’s legal costs on Tuesday 7th March. The Court also set a trial date in June to hear the Association’s judicial review of the decision to introduce […]

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RHANI STATEMENT

February 20th, 2017

Further to reports by the Nolan Show on Thursday 16th February 2017, about RHANI members who are allegedly acting fraudulently, RHANI is carrying out a review of those companies that it was able to identify, as having been highlighted by the show. The Nolan Show is in receipt of  the complete details of all RHI […]

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STATEMENT FROM THE ULSTER FARMERS UNION

February 20th, 2017

20th February 2017 ‘Right of Reply’ Letter- On behalf of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and the thousands of farming families it represents across Northern Ireland, I want to challenge your report from Saturday headlined ‘RHI Scandal – Officials highlighted cost of fuel to UFU before spike’. Your reporting of the RHI overspend seems to be […]

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