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Response to Consultation on Programme for Government Draft Outcomes Framework

In 2021 the Northern Ireland Executive launched a consultation seeking views on draft outcomes and priorities in the new Programme for Government. Stakeholders were invited to share knowledge and experience to help build and sustain a better society and a healthy, clean environment for everyone.

Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland – Public Discussion Document

In 2020, the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched a Discussion Document seeking views on a number of environmental governance issues that arise due to UK withdrawal from the EU.

Response to DAERA Discussion Document on a Clean Air Strategy for Northern Ireland

In 2020, the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched a consultation on the development of a Clean Air Strategy for Northern Ireland. The Discussion Document outlined the current policy, legislation and measures currently in place to control air pollution and posed questions around pollutant source activities, with the aim of promoting discussion and the exchange of ideas.

Response to DAERA Discussion Document on a Climate Change Bill

In 2020, the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched a consultation on the development of a Climate Change Bill for Northern Ireland. The Discussion Document set out the latest rationale, options appraisal and policy proposals for a Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill.

Response to Energy Strategy Call for Evidence

In 2020, the Department for the Economy launched a call for evidence to support the developmemt of a new Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland. The Call for Evidence was part of an on-going public engagement process to inform and shape this strategy. 

Response to SONI Transmission Development Plan (2020-29)

In 2020, SONI requested views on a new Transmission Development Plan for Northern Ireland. The plan sets out measures to ensure the continued security of the electricity grid by proposing a number of projects to improve its strength and resilience, as well as support long-term decarbonisatoin goals and objectives.

Response to DAERA Discussion on the Future Recycling and Separate Collection of Waste of a Household Nature in Northern Ireland

In 2020, the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched a consultation on the future recycling and separation of waste of a household nature in Northern Ireland. In the discussion document, the Department outlined the current position of recycling in Northern Ireland, and the current and new regulatory, climate change and market drivers that will influence policy in the future.

Response to EU Peace Funding Consultation

In 2020, the Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) launched a public consultation on a new round of EU peace funding for Northern Ireland. The PEACE Plus programme will have a total value of about €600m (£511m).

Response to DAERA Discussion Document on an Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland

In 2019, the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) requested views on the potential scope, scale and ambition of Northern Ireland’s first environment strategy. 

Response to Consultation on Maximum Resale Price as it applies to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs)

In 2019, the Utlility Regulator published a consultation on the Maximum Resale Price (MRP) for electricity and its application to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs). In the consultation paper, the Utility Regulator postulated the Maximum Resale Price (MRP) for electricity was a barrier to the maintenance and development of public charging infrastructure for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) in Northern Ireland and proposed an amendment to the existing Direction to include an exemption for the resale of electricity where it relates to the propulsion of a ULEV. 

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