NI Energy Strategy Consultation: Member Response

An online event for Business in the Community member organisations to come together and construct a response from business to the proposed new Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland.

  • Date:

    21 Jun 2021

  • Time:

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Location:

    Online Event

  • Price:

    Member-only event

We are facilitating an online event for our member organisations to come together and construct a response from business to the proposed new Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland. 

Businesses have an opportunity to remove carbon emissions from the energy they use. This opportunity will mean big changes for us all, not just through our businesses, but also in our day-to-day lives – impacting how we live, work and choose to travel.  

Your feedback on this proposed strategy is really important in helping shape a fair, affordable and net zero carbon energy future for all who live and work in Northern Ireland. 

Informed by the responses to the consultation, the new Energy Strategy will be published by the end of 2021. The department needs a bold response to address our climate emergency. Decarbonising energy will affect everyone in Northern Ireland so your organisation’s views on how the Department for the Economy does this are really important. 

At this event, the Department of Economy will provide an overview of the Energy Strategy and you will have the opportunity to contribute to BITC’s Energy Strategy consultation response. 

The event will be held via Zoom and will last for 90 minutes. Please click Book Now above to register for this event on Eventbrite, and be sent a secure Zoom joining link. 

Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland Consultation Summary

Minister Diane Dodds has launched the Policy Options Consultation Paper for the new Energy Strategy. 

The consultation includes:  

  • a new strategic framework outlines our proposed vision for the Energy Strategy, a range of underlying principles around which all energy policies will be developed and key issues to prioritise in our delivery
  • a range of illustrative energy scenarios to visualise how different potential future energy systems could be
  • a series of potential policy options structured around our proposed principles and accompanied by consultation questions which follow on from the information provided through the Call for Evidence.

Click here for more information and to download relevant documents in advance of the event.  

If you cannot attend the event but would like to contribute to the response, please email your feedback to