Probe finds ‘strategic shortcomings’ in biogas subsidy regime

UK: Northern Ireland’s Renewable Obligation scheme was poorly designed, provided ‘excessive’ profits to biogas developers and allowed plants to escape taxation, say auditors.

by Gareth Simkins
There were serious problems with Northern Ireland's support scheme for biogas, according to an official audit. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
There were serious problems with Northern Ireland's support scheme for biogas, according to an official audit. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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