Northern Ireland: a redistribution of power
Northern Ireland has run into many problems in its attempts to harness renewable sources of energy, but the country does have the potential to reap the benefits of this growing sector, say Karen Blair and Stephen Cross
Energy is a contentious issue in Northern Ireland. Electricity costs are on average a quarter percentage higher than in the UK. This tends to be for historic reasons resulting from privatisation in the early 1990s. New generating proposals which may help to address the balance are usually unpopular with locals and contentious on environmental grounds.
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