Solar roof panels are to become compulsory on all new houses in Northern Ireland from April 2008, the Secretary of State announced today. Peter Hain - who disclosed that he had cut his own energy bill in half by installing panels on his home in Wales - said he was committed to "green energy". Mr Hain announced the proposed change to building regulations in Northern Ireland as he launched an £8m renewable energy household programme. The grant aid, part of the Government's £59m renewable energy fund, will help 4,000 householders to install renewable energy systems in their homes.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Northern Ireland shock. A good idea
Seems that Northern Ireland is doing something to deal with the over dependence on imported fuel. Now if only we could match this. From Belfast Telegraph