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The Proposal
The Strategic Energy Framework was developed in 2010, with a 10 year implementation plan and 2020 targets for heat and electricity. 

There is a need to fill the existing policy vacuum, with a range of suggestions and recommendations that will stimulate debate and serve as a starting point for discussion about what you want to see in the energy future of Northern Ireland. To continue to import over 85% of our primary energy requirement, is not an option.

Northern Ireland has been successful in increasing the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources. It has been less successful with renewable heat and the transport sector has been largely neglected. We need to set new targets for all three sectors, identify what the barriers are and develop long term policies that support sustainable energy production.

Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) has identified actions in Energy Efficiency, Green Gas, Renewable Transport, Security of Supply, Renewable Heat and Job Security, that would encourage the continued increase of sustainable energy in our energy mix.

Help us to support the development of Northern Ireland’s renewable energy sector by joining AREA. AREA is a collaborative networking organisation that provides expert renewable energy advice to its members, We hold regular events and undertake bespoke project work for our growing membership. To join AREA, get in touch with our Energy Association Manager, Ian Gordon, by calling 028 9072 7777 or emailing