by Richard Poulter October 25, 2021 1 min read

We've attached a link to great article with a comprehensive overview of everything to do with climate change and the future of energy in Northern Ireland, including what's likely to happen to your oil and gas boilers and if these fossil fuels are likely to be replaced by hydrogen. The article is featured on the Energy Saving Trust website and we would urge anyone interested in these topics to read it, especially when it comes to trying to understand the fundamental differences between the two competing NI Climate Change Bills. We certainly learned a lot. 

By the way the NI assembly is in summer recess until the 5th of September, so nothing will be happening with the two Bills until then but at least if you read this article you'll know what our politicians are arguing about. There's lots of useful background information to other aspects of Northern Ireland's unique energy context too. NI's extensive rural areas, poor gas network, dependency on oil for heating (some 68% of homes), fuel poverty (22% of homes) and over-reliance on personal vehicles are all areas that present real challenges. However, NI's strong renewable energy potential also offers great opportunities to cut carbon emissions. We would also add that a wood burning stove also has an important part to play in the low carbon home and doing your bit for climate change as well as helping to mitigate the effects of fuel poverty.

How Northern Ireland is progressing to net zero - Energy Saving Trust


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