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What is AREA? 
Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) is the catalyst for transition to a renewable future and is the sole body representing the renewable energy sector in Northern Ireland. Driven by renewable energy experts, AREA aims to:

  • Establish a secure renewable energy policy framework in Northern Ireland
  • Protect existing renewable energy investments
  • Support the development of the renewable energy sector

AREA has a vision for a Northern Ireland which has a thriving local economy; protected environment, fuel-price stability, energy security and sustainable jobs - powered by renewables. With the current policy vacuum for renewable energy in Northern Ireland, the role of AREA is vital. Our priority is to sustain the existing momentum and build the future of renewable energy in Northern Ireland. Together, we can establish a renewable future for Northern Ireland.

To find out more about joining AREA, contact us via the website or contact AREA's manager, Ian Gordon at ian.gordon@actionrenewables.co.uk

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OUR MEMBERS

Policy timeline

How does Northern Ireland measure up to international policy?

2005

(International)
EU Emissions trading scheme launched

2005

(Local)
Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation launched (3 years after GB RO)

2006

(International)
Kyoto Protocol comes into force

2006

(Local)
£59.2 million Environment and Renewable Energy Fund launched including £8 million for household grants

2008

(Local)
All Island Grid Study published

2009

(International)
EU Renewable Energy Directive

2010

(Local)
Northern Ireland Strategic Energy Framework (SEF)

 

2010

(Local)
NI Targets published 40% of electricity from renewables and 10% of heat from renewables by 2020

2012

(Local)
Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched

2013

(International)
EU Energy Infrastructure Package finalised

2013

(Local)
Domestic RHI Scheme launched

2016

(International)
Paris Agreement

2017

(Local)
NI ROCs scheme ends to new participants

 

AREA aims to address the current policy vacuum and influence our policy makers

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Join us at a seminar

Throughout the year, we host a wide range of events. Take this opportunity to network with industry experts and find out more about the renewables sector and how it can improve your business.

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AREA Membership

The services and benefits members receive depend
upon the chosen membership level:

membership pack

Generator Membership

£20-£250

  • Information Request – renewables, policy, incentives
  • 50% Discount for Action Renewables seminars (Minimum 5 per year)
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities
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Small Business Membership

£500

  • Opportunity to request Action Renewables Lobbying Activities
  • Information Request – renewables, policy, incentives
  • 1 free ticket to AREA annual event
  • 1 free place to Action Renewables seminars (Minimum 5 per year)
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Logo and endorsement on our website
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Partner Membership

£1000

  • Opportunity to request Action Renewables Lobbying Activities
  • Information Request – renewables, policy, incentives
  • 2 free tickets to AREA annual event
  • 2 free places to Action Renewables seminars (Minimum 5 per year)
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Logo and endorsement on our website
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Executive Membership

£2500

  • Opportunity to avail of bespoke project work
  • Opportunity to request a Consultation Response
  • Opportunity to request Action Renewables Lobbying Activities
  • Information Request – renewables, policy, incentives
  • Speaker Request- renewables, policy, incentives and energy efficiency
  • 4 free tickets to AREA annual event
  • 4 free places to Action Renewables seminars (Minimum 5 per year)
  • Opportunity to be involved in tailored seminars
  • Opportunity to introduce company and services at seminars
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Logo and endorsement on our website
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David Flinn, Energy Law Consultant, A&L Goodbody Solicitors

Action Renewables has been extremely helpful in lobbying Government on behalf of ourselves and clients in relation to the renewable energy industry to support that industry. We have also found Action Renewables extremely helpful on technical issues relating to the economic viability of renewable projects amongst other matters. We would highly recommend Action Renewables as an organisation which supports the development of this important industry for the benefit of the Northern Ireland economy.

David Flinn, Energy Law Consultant, A&L Goodbody Solicitors

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