Andrew Trimble, Executive Chair, Renewable Heat Association NI (RHANI) said;

The Judgment handed down in this matter is complex and we are naturally disappointed. We will meet with our legal team to discuss the implications and then discuss our strategic roadmap at a General Meeting of our members. The judgment also has significant consequences for the wider renewables sector in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the wider common law jurisdictions.

During the forthcoming consultation period we hope that DfE will work with us and will attempt to restore confidence in the Renewable Energy sector. The ethical criteria and the absolute need to reduce the emission of polluting green-house gases created from burning of fossil fuels, remain as key drivers in our economy.