Wind Power News: Ireland
These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.
High Court orders quashing An Bord Pleanála’s permission for a wind farm in Co Wexford have been secured by a number of local residents. The residents’ legal costs will also be paid by the board under the settlement of their case. On consent of the board, Mr Justice Charles Meenan this week granted orders quashing its approval for a development of three wind turbines and an electricity substation at Tominearly and Killegney, Clonroche, Co Wexford. The proceedings were also brought . . .
A number of local residents have secured High Court orders on consent quashing An Bord Pleanála’s approval of permission for a windfarm in Co Wexford, writes Ann O’Loughlin. The residents legal costs will also be paid by the Board under the settlement of their case. On consent of the Board, Mr Justice Charles Meenan this week granted orders quashing its approval for a development of three wind turbines and an electricity substation at Tominearly and Killegney, Clonroche Co Wexford. The . . .
Councillors have criticised the principle of self-regulation for the windfarm industry after it was revealed that the County Council is investigating six windfarms for breaches of planning on foot of public complaints. At a recent meeting of the local authority, Cllr Bob Ryan’s (FF) motion sought answers to several questions about windfarms and the regulations around them. A report by senior planner Paul Murphy, stated that the Council do not carry out regular inspections of completed developments across the county . . .
The Suir Valley Environmental Group has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission for wind turbines in the foothills of Sliabh na mBan on the Tipperary-Kilkenny border and close to the internationally renowned Neolithic passage tomb at Knockroe in Kilkenny close to The Slate Quarries. The proposal by DunoAir for eight industrial wind turbines on Carrigadoon Hill and Curraghdobbin Hill was met by a vast number of objections from the communities of Faugheen, Ahenny, Ballyneale, Tullahought, . . .
The Sliabh Luachra Windfarm Awareness Group have been very busy researching, sourcing and preparing expert evidence to furnish to An Bord Pleanala before their deadline of Monday, July 24. Kerry County Council turned down an application by Silver Birch Renewables Ltd to erect 14 wind turbines across 15 individual holdings in Gneeveguilla and Ballydesmond. However, the company lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanala. Shaun O’Rourke of the Sliabh Luachra Windfarm Awareness Group told The Corkman that a recent seminar . . .
A new application for a wind farm spanning a large area of south Wicklow has been met with opposition just days after the file was lodged with Wicklow County Council. ABO Wind Ireland Ltd is seeking permission to construct a development known as ‘Ballymanus Wind Farm’ comprising eleven 150 metre wind turbines at locations in Roddenagh, Killaduff, Ballymanus, Askekeagh, Ballinglen, Preban, Tomcoyle, Kilballyowen, Killacloran, Clone, Coolahullin, Ballycoog Upper and Lower, Ballykillageer Upper and Lower, Ballintemple, Coolgarow, Kilcarra East and West, . . .
An international expert on the human impacts of wind turbine noise will speak at a special conference in Donegal next week. Dr Mariana Alves-Pereira is a specialist in the biological response to infrasound and low frequency noise (LFN) at the Lusofona University in Lisbon, Portugal. Organised by Finn Valley Wind Action (FVWA), the event is open to all members of the public and every family who lives in the surrounding area of the proposed wind farm and indeed wind farms . . .
Cllr. Pat Kennedy has expressed his shock and outrage at the new planning application submitted by ABO Wind Ireland Ltd to re-apply for planning permission to build 11 industrial scale wind turbines in rural South Wicklow. “Last year the people of rural south Wicklow and particularly those families in the communities of Rednagh, Killaduff, Ballymanus, Preban, Ballinglen, and Askakeagh rejected the proposal by ABO Wind Ireland Ltd to build a largescale windfarm in their area and I am appalled at . . .
The charge, which has risen year-on-year for the past five years, is used to guarantee the price paid for electricity to wind farms, other renewable energy producers and peat-fired plants.
Protestors gathered in Bonmahon in beautiful sunshine last Sunday in opposition to plans to erect giant wind turbines in the area. Hundreds of concerned locals and supporters gathered in the Copper Coast village to protest against plans by BSB Community Energy to build an 11 turbine wind farm in an area incorporating Bonmahon, Stradbally and Ballylaneen. BSB, which was established by local investors, say the project is striving to become only the second 100 per cent community owned wind farm . . .