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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 do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


November 29, 2022 • Ireland, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Liquidators appointed to wind turbine services firm

The company was insolvent and unable to pay its debts as they fall due, the judge said. The High Court has appointed joint provisional liquidators to an Irish-based firm that is part of a group of companies that provides mechanical and electrical services to power generating wind turbines manufacturers. The appointments were made in respect of Windhoist Ireland Limited, which had been working on a windfarm project, currently under construction at Ardderroo, near Moycullen in Co Galway. The firm has . . . Complete story »


November 23, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Couples sue over ‘constant noise and nuisance’ from wind turbines near Wexford homes

Two couples have brought High Court damages actions over what they claim is nuisance and excessive noise from a wind farm near their Co Wexford homes. The actions have been brought by Margret Webster and her partner Keith Rollo, as well as by Ross Shorten and Joan Carty, against Meenacloghspar (Wind) Limited, which operates the two-turbine Ballyduff Wind Farm at Kilcomb, near Enniscorthy in Co Wexford. The plaintiffs both have properties close to the wind farm which has been in . . . Complete story »


November 18, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed west Clare windfarm is refused fast-track planning

A windfarm development proposed for a site in west Clare will not be fast-tracked, An Bord Pleanála has decided. Whitebeam Renewables had made a case to allow plans for six turbines, an energy storage unit and a substation to go directly to the board, under the provisions of the Strategic Infrastructure Act. The development is earmarked for a site covering the townlands of Doolough, Glenmore and Cahermurphy, 4.5km north of Kilmihil. In a decision made earlier this month, the appeals . . . Complete story »


November 16, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Environmental worries over major wind farm in county Cork

The Council’s planning authority assessment is that the project “would ultimately result in the loss of a significant area of (a habitat) and thus further reduce the extent of these diminishing and pressurised habitats at both County and National level.”  The proposed development by Gortyrahilly Wind Designated Activity Company involves the construction of 14 wind turbines with 110kv electrical substation and all related site works. The plans are for installations in an area about 4.5kms west of Ballyvourney and about . . . Complete story »


November 16, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Concerns regarding proposed wind farm raised by some residents of upland Kilkenny

Concerns are being raised by some on the outskirts of Kilkenny city who are opposed to turbines which are expected to be installed. EDF Renewables is to lodge a planning application next year for its Freneystown Wind Farm on a proposed site west of Castlewarren village and northeast of Kilkenny city in a move, the company says, could power more than 35,000 homes. Image: https://www.edf-re.ie/our-sites/freneystown/ EDF Renewables Ireland Statement The company’s previously told KCLR News: “EDF Renewables Ireland is announcing plans . . . Complete story »


November 14, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm proposal should be rejected Cork County Council tells An Bord Pleanála

Planning officials at Cork County Council have recommended that a windfarm which is proposed for a location in the Múscraí Gaeltacht and straddling the border with Kerry should be rejected by An Bord Pleanála because it would have an adverse impact on local ecological diversity. The 14 turbine wind farm has been proposed for Gort Uí Rathaille/Gortyrahilly between the villages of Cúil Aodha and Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh with turbine height being 185m. As the proposed development has been designated a . . . Complete story »


November 2, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

‘Open season’ for wind turbines, after ministerial direction, councillors say

It is now “open season” for wind turbine developers following a directive to Westmeath County Council to scrap a clause in its County Development Plan governing separation distance of turbines from houses. The directive was issued by Mullingar minister, Peter Burke, on September 28 with immediate effect and the “matter is now closed”, members heard last week. They declared the directive “a slap in the face” to them and to the thousands who had come out in protest at wind . . . Complete story »


October 25, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Objectors to consider legal route as wind farm approved

Legal options in the wake of the granting of permission for a wind farm on the slopes of Slieve Bernagh, close to Bodyke, will be considered at a public meeting on Friday evening, October 28. Deputy Michael McNamara has arranged the event, which will take place at the Cobbler’s Rest, Bodyke, to allow those who objected to the development to examine their next course of action. On September 29, An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the 19-turbines on a site . . . Complete story »


October 20, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine wrapped in flames in lightning storm as huge smoke plume fills sky

Thick smoke was billowing in the sky after a wind turbine caught fire due to the raging thunderstorm and lightning battering Ireland today. The turbine, located in a windfarm approximately 10km off the coast of Arklow in the Irish Sea, is understood to have been struck by lightning at around 12pm. No one was injured in the fire. GE Renewable Energy, the operator, confirmed the incident and stated that the root cause of the incident will be determined once weather . . . Complete story »


October 19, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Tintreach, toirneach agus tuilte tuartha anocht

Tá tuirbín gaoithe trí thine amach ó chósta an Inbhir Mhóir i gCo Chill Mhantáin tar éis do lasair thintrí é a bhualadh go gairid roimh 1 a chlog tráthnóna. [A wind turbine is on fire off the coast of Inbhir Mhóir [Invermore] in Co. Chill Mhantáin [Wicklow] after lightning struck it a little before 1:00 pm.] De réir gnáis, ligfear don dóiteán dul as uaidh féin agus ní fhéachfaidh na seirbhísí éigeandála lena mhúchadh. Deirtear go gcuideoidh an bháisteach . . . Complete story »


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