Plans have been announced for the construction of a new 80.5m high building that will become the tallest in Northern Ireland. The 26-storey building, named Obel, will be built in the city's docklands on the bank of the River Lagan. Donegall Quay Consortium, made up of KARL Properties, MAR Properties and Greenfarm Developments, will build it. The tower will house a hotel, offices, a bar and flats.
French energy company EDF could work with Italian energy firm Enel on its planned European pressurised water reactor project launched by the French government last year. The collaboration could encourage the Italian government to lift the 2% limit on EDF's voting rights in Italian electricity producer, Edison.
Hundreds of millions of pounds worth of green energy capacity could be threatened by the merger of Scotland's electricity system with that of England and Wales, green energy suppliers and Scottish politicians said this week.
They are concerned that changes in how transmission charges are levied, which will come into place after the 1 April merger, will discourage the development of Scottish renewable energy schemes.