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The Irish Energy Bubble

Another great blog. Sensitive readers be warned – this will scare you! Figure 1: How generating capacity has increased since 2006. East West Interconnector included in 2013 and 2014, also Great Island CCGT included in 2014 and retired oil plant … Continue reading

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Hello world and welcome to the greener dream!

Originally posted on thegreenerdream:
We are a family of six, realising our dream to live a greener, happier and healthier life in Ireland. This blog will be about our garden, house and all the ways we apply our creativity to…

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Windfarm victims vindicated

Originally posted on World Council for Nature:
Press Release from WCFN 26 January 2015 Peer-reviewed study shatters claims that wind turbines are “safe” Link found between infrasound emitted by wind turbines and complaints of “unbearable sensations” by residents In a…

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The Great EIS Swindle

An environmental impact statement (EIS) should be carried out in such a way that it is a useful tool for decision-making on planning applications. It should accurately and fairly describe the positive and negative environmental effects of a proposed project, … Continue reading

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Berserk Warriors: it’s the Dane’s Turn to Take Cover as (Yet) Another Turbine Self-Destructs

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
For some strange reason, these things are finding it increasingly hard to go the distance in Germany, Denmark & all around the world …. Remember all those stories about wind turbines lasting for 25…

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Electricity Prices will get higher and higher

Here is the text of the letter by Wind Aware Ireland in today’s Sunday Business Post: Wind Aware Ireland welcomes the examination by the Oireachtas Committee on Communications and Transport of the rise in electricity prices for Irish consumers and … Continue reading

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Wind Farms Are Dangerous – and NOTHING is being done about it.

  A previous blog highlighted some of the wind turbine disasters in Ireland and the failure of the lawmakers to bring out Safety Regulations governing wind farms or indeed the failure of the Health and Safety Authority to publish a … Continue reading

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Breaking the Law

“All lawful modes of expressing opposition to this principle had been closed by legislation, and we were placed in a position in which we had either to accept a permanent state of inferiority, or to defy the Government. We chose … Continue reading

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The Autistic Child and The Song

Originally posted on From the Inside:
More than once, I have seen a programme on television about an autistic child and the parents have said quite categorically “He’s non-verbal”, and I have heard that child in the background, singing. Not…

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Paying for our water

Originally posted on The Law is my Oyster:
Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 (the “Water Directive”), had as its aim the development of an integrated EU policy on water. The EU…

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Words, words, words

Originally posted on From the Inside:
We never found out why Ian was hooked on the word Tuesday (‘From the Inside’, Chapters 4 and 6) but it should have been taken more seriously than it ever was. At the time,…

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Banks Refuse to Lend for Properties Neighbouring Wind Farms

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
Giant fans next door? No deal … Wherever giant fans have gone up – or are threatened to go up – neighbouring homeowners are finding that the value of their properties is being slashed…

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The ESB has insurance against EMF

  Two fundamental principles of insurance law When it comes to insurance, even those who are naturally inclined to tell porkies are forced to tell the truth. The first principle of insurance law is uberrimae fidei, which is interpreted to … Continue reading

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Speech. Mine, not Ian’s.

Originally posted on From the Inside:
. This is the speech I gave at the book launch.  I hope you will find it interesting :- . “When you are gifted with a child, you may not even be fully aware…

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Wind farms in the Irish high court

Originally posted on Concerned About Wind Turbines – Donegal:
Seeking redress in Ireland’s superior courts is expensive and is in general the last resort for many.   However, 2014 will be seen as a significant year in relation to the number…

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Project Splitting

“Planning must be open and communicative, but often it is closed. Planning must be participatory and democratic, but often it is an instrument to dominate and control. Planning must be about rationality, but often it is about power. … This … Continue reading

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Paying for Electricity

I find it extraordinary that a hundred thousand people marched on Dublin about the water charges, and yet despite the fact that the Irish citizen is charged one of the highest electricity prices in the world, we pay our ESB … Continue reading

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Who Runs the IWEA?

Originally posted on mididepaorwalsh:
Who Runs the IWEA?.

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