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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org out about membership
How does Northern Ireland measure up to international policy?
EU Emissions trading scheme launched
Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation launched (3 years after GB RO)
Kyoto Protocol comes into force
£59.2 million Environment and Renewable Energy Fund launched including £8 million for household grants
All Island Grid Study published
EU Renewable Energy Directive
Northern Ireland Strategic Energy Framework (SEF)
NI Targets published 40% of electricity from renewables and 10% of heat from renewables by 2020
Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched
EU Energy Infrastructure Package finalised
Domestic RHI Scheme launched
NI ROCs scheme ends to new participants
AREA aims to address the current policy vacuum and influence our policy makers
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.see our events
The services and benefits members receive depend
upon the chosen membership level: