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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.


May 26, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Turbines ‘are an ill-wind’ to family homes

Irish people are broadly supportive of renewable energy technologies including wind, solar and biomass – as long as projects are not located near family homes. New research from the Economic and Social Research Institute says that while 77pc of people are “generally positive” towards wind generation, just 36pc would live within 5km of a wind farm. Opposition was not due to Nimbyism (Not In My Back Yard-ism), but due to perceived health concerns including noise, or impact on air or . . .

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May 20, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

No one wants these monsters of turbines near our homes

The message from a packed meeting in Gneeveguilla on Monday night rang out: “No one wants these monsters of wind turbines near our homes, our families, our children, our schools or on our land. They are not wanted in any shape or form.” There was a huge local fighting spirit at the public meeting and over the next number of days and weeks every homeowner will receive a letter from a local organising committee, Sliabh Luachra Windfarm, who are vehemently . . .

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May 20, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Locals up in arms over windfarm plans

A planning application to erect 14 ‘mammoth’ wind turbines between Gneeveguilla and Ballydesmond has received over 50 formal objections along with a single group objection comprising more than 180 signatures. A fourth public meeting was held on Monday night in Gneeveguilla which received very strong local backing that they did not want the turbines “in any shape or form.” Kerry County Council has received a mammoth planning application of over 1,300 pages from Silver Birch Renewables Ltd to erect the . . .

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May 20, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Residents fearful of east Kerry NW Cork windfarm plans

A planning application to put in place 14 ‘mammoth wind turbines’, earmarked for between the villages of Gneeveguilla and Ballydesmond, has received over 50 formal objections along with one group objection which has over 180 signatures. A fourth public meeting was held on Monday night in Gneeveguilla which received very strong local backing that locals did not want the turbines “in any shape or form”. Kerry County Council has received a planning submission which comprises of over 1,300 pages from . . .

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May 20, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

ABO Windfarm decision is insulting to local Wicklow Communities

Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow/East Carlow Pat Casey has expressed his shock and anger at the decision by ABO Wind Ireland Ltd to re-apply for planning permission to build 11 Industrial scale windfarms in rural South Wicklow between the villages of Tinahely, Annacurra and Aughrim. “The previous application which consisted of 12 industrial turbines that would dominate the local landscape resulted in one of the largest ever number of community and individual objections being sent to Wicklow County Council. Several . . .

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May 19, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Anti turbine group to fundraise for judicial review

Stephen Carroll, chairman of Rhode Parish Wind Turbine Action Group, says he plans to seek yet another judicial review of the previously approved Yellow River Wind Farm. Mr Carroll will seek the review, he says, on the basis that while permission was granted for the wind farm, it was not granted for a connection to the national grid. The wind farm would consist of 29 turbines on lands stretching from Derryarkin and Croghan near the Westmeath border including Derryiron, Coolcor, . . .

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May 19, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Green light for major Offaly wind farm

Bord na Mona Powergreen Ltd has been granted permission to construct 21 wind turbines, with an overall blade tip height of up to 170 metres, and all associated site works at Cloncreen Bog near Clonbullogue. The plan was approved by An Bord Pleanala on May 3 last for turbines to be located in Esker More, Clongarret, Cloncreen, Ballykilleen, Ballynakill, Ballinrath, Rathvilla or Rathclonbrackan, Ballina and Ballingar. Thirty individuals and groups objected to the plan and one of those, Paul Kelly . . .

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May 18, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Local fury erupts over windfarm plan

Residents in Ballydesmond are up in arms over a plan to build 14 “mammoth” wind turbines which has already attracted a flurry of over 50 objections and one group objection with over 180 signatures. At a public meeting held in Gneeveguilla on Monday night residents and members of the newly formed Sliabh Luachra Windfarm group expressed vehement opposition to the 150-metre turbines being erected, in some cases only 500 metres from their homes. Silver Birch Renewables Ltd has lodged a . . .

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May 18, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Concern voiced over proximity and visual impact of turbines

The message from a packed room in Gneeveguilla on Monday night rang out clearly: “No one wants these monsters of wind turbines near our homes, our families, our children, our schools or on our land. They are not wanted in any shape or form”. In the coming weeks every homeowner will receive a letter from a local organising committee, Sliabh Luachra Wind farm, who are vehemently against the turbines. Already, over 50 objections have been lodged, along with one group . . .

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May 18, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

East Kerry up in arms over 14-turbine wind farm

A planning application to erect 14 ‘mammoth’ wind turbines between Gneeveguilla and Ballydesmond has received over 50 formal objections along with a single group objection comprising more than 180 signatures. A fourth public meeting was held on Monday night in Gneeveguilla which received very strong local backing that they did not want the turbines “in any shape or form.” Kerry County Council has received a mammoth planning application of over 1,300 pages from Silver Birch Renewables Ltd to erect the . . .

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