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Clarity is needed over renewables

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Supply: the success of wind farms has no been without deficiencies

Supply: the success of wind farms has no been without deficiencies

Supply: the success of wind farms has no been without deficiencies

Northern Ireland is enjoying the increased contribution from wind farms and solar energy on a scale well above what was expected less than a decade ago.

However, the story of that success has not been without deficiencies. The Northern Ireland Audit Office has critically reviewed the way in which local policies to encourage an appropriate supply of electricity from renewable sources have evolved.

The Audit Office, although careful in its criticism, has demonstrated that the successful evolution of increased supplies of electricity from renewable generators has lacked the level of seamless professional co-ordination that should be expected from such a public sector service.


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