The Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) is delighted to announce that the former leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, Steven Agnew, is to take up a new role as head of the organisation at the start of October. Northern Ireland now generates 44% of its annual electricity needs from renewable sources, with wind providing 85% of this. The renewable energy industry is determined to build on this success in the years ahead, under Mr Agnew’s leadership. He is standing down from his position as MLA for North Down in the Northern Ireland Assembly, which he has held since 2011. He served on the Enterprise, Investment and Trade Committee as well as the All-Party Group on Renewable Energy. During his highly successful political career, Mr Agnew played a leading role in decarbonising Northern Ireland’s economy. He also introduced a law requiring children’s authorities to work better together, the Children’s Services Co-operation Act. He was the leader of Green Party in Northern Ireland from 2011 to 2018, overseeing a fourfold increase in membership.
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