A man who describes himself as “the foremost authority in Northern Ireland on renewable energy” has admitted he knew that RHI was fundamentally flawed from before it was launched but never warned Stormont about that – and his charity then went on to make money from RHI. Michael Doran of the environmental charity Action Renewables also came under intense scrutiny from a sceptical RHI Inquiry panel as he struggled to explain why he had not handed over to the inquiry about 2,000 highly relevant documents until two days ago. Under a forensic examination, Mr Doran admitted myriad serious errors – and changed his story from what he initially told the inquiry and from what he told the Charity Commission last year after a complaint to it that his charity had acted inappropriately. Mr Doran had appeared in the December 2016 BBC Spotlight exposé of the RHI scandal as an independent expert who set out how fundamentally flawed the scheme had been. But today at the public inquiry which was set up amid the fallout from that programme, Mr Doran’s own role emerged.
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