[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Trump set for wind farm battle at Doonbeg 

Credit:  By Gordon Deegan | Irish Examiner | August 21, 2014 | www.irishexaminer.com ~~

American billionaire Donald Trump is on a collision course with wind farm developers who are planning to erect a giant wind farm only 4km from Trump’s Doonbeg golf club on the Clare coast.

This follows Clare Coastal Windpower lodging fresh plans with Clare Co Council for a nine-turbine wind farm, with turbines nearly 6m higher than Dublin’s Spire.

The lodging of the plans follows Mr Trump declaring on his well-publicised trip to Clare in May that the council had “killed” the prospect of wind-turbines being erected near Doonbeg.

This followed the council invalidating in March previous plans by Clare Coastal Windpower Ltd for a wind farm at the same site.

However, the firm has now re-lodged its plans for its 125m-turbine wind farm 2km from Doonbeg village and 4km from the Greg Norman-designed links course.

Documents lodged by the firm with the council show that the wind farm will be visible from Trump’s golf resort, where he is planning to spend up to €45m.

Yesterday, executive vice president at the Trump organisation, George Sorial, said: “We will examine the planning application in the next number of days and, if we conclude that it jeopardises our investment at Doonbeg, we will do whatever is necessary to fight it and protect the beauty of our site.”

Speaking from Trump HQ in Manhattan, Mr Sorial said: “We have a very good track record of fighting these monstrosities – they ruin people’s lives.”

Mr Sorial claimed that wind farms “are fuelled purely on government subsidies”.

“They are not self-funding and don’t create jobs,” he said. “Once the subsidies go, so do the wind farms.”

The Trump organisation may find itself at odds with 23 west Clare landowners, who stand to receive an annual dividend from the wind farm. Mr Sorial said: “That is unfortunate, but we have to do whatever is necessary to protect our investment.”

According to the promoters, the wind farm will supply sufficient electricity for 14,175 households.

During the 25-year life, the promoters have undertaken to pay €675,000, or €27,000 per year, to local community projects, with the council due to receive €4.37m in rates.

A decision is due on the application in October.

Source:  By Gordon Deegan | Irish Examiner | August 21, 2014 | www.irishexaminer.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky