With a functioning government at Stormont up-and- running, the Department for the Economy has been hosting a series of workshops as part of the Energy Strategy Call for Evidence Consultation process.
The five themed workshops have been addressing the main topics of energy consumers, energy efficiency, heat, power, and transport.
Given the new assembly, OFTEC is working closely with partners to propose solutions for the home heating sector. That could be a blended fuel mix by the end of 2021 steadily increasing to 2050 so people would be burning a 100% fully renewable sustainable biofuel.
Head of OFTEC Ireland David Blevings said: “We need policies to be ambitious enough for net zero but which also reflect the practical challenges and financial constraints.”