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GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE NORTHERN IRELAND RENEWABLES OBLIGATION (NIRO) - Feb 2010

The Department has published its response to the statutory consultation on proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO). Changes to the NIRO will be made by way of an amendment to The Renewables Obligation Order (Northern Ireland) 2009

The draft Renewables Obligation (Amendent) Order (NI) 2010 was laid in the NI Assembly on 1 March. The draft Order will be subject to approval by the Assembly before it can come into operation on 1 April 2010.

Below are links to the Government Response, Regulatory Impact Assessment, draft Renewables Obligation (Amendent) Order (NI) 2010, and original consultation document

Draft Renewables Obligation Amendment Order NI 2010 as laid in NI Assembly on 1 March 2010

Draft Explanatory Memorandum To The Renewables Obligation Amendment Order NI 2010

Outcome of the 2009 Statutory Consultation on The Reform of the NIRO

Regulatory Impact Assessment - NIRO

Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation - 2010