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Food for Thought

Scientists are always telling us to “accept nothing, challenge everything, ask for empirical proof”. Lawyers work by a similar creed – “do you have proof of that? If not, there is very little I can do for you”. Well; bear … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Research; Peer-Review Process; Medical Journals, Dr Sarah Laurie; Steve Cooper; Bob McMurtry; Alun Evans, EIA Directive 2014/52/EU, EU Renewable Energy 2020 Target | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

The SEA and Wind Farm Guidelines

  The issue of the replacement of the 2006 Guidelines regulating a safe distance between wind-farms and residences has been going on for so long now in Ireland that it has taken on the nature of a Molière farce.   The … Continue reading

Posted in EirGrid; Insurance; Law; Cancer; EMF, Wind Farm Guidelines, turbines, flicker, noise, distance, Denis Naughten | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

EirGrid Exposed

The story of EirGrid’s handling of public concerns over the harmful effects of EMF was exposed in this blog over two years ago, including the now infamous “reverse-quotation” used in the research study commissioned by EirGrid. Through the tireless efforts … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Research; Peer-Review Process; Medical Journals, EirGrid; Insurance; Law; Cancer; EMF, Justine McCarthy; The Sunday Times; EMF, North-South Interconnector; An Bord Pleanala | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Spokes of the Wheel

‘The Spokes Of The Wheel‘ is an exciting new film project that explores proposed renewable energy plans in Ireland, as our country strives to reach its 2020 target, of 40 per cent electricity generated from renewable sources. . The film … Continue reading

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Questions for EirGrid

There has been intense speculation about EirGrid’s announcement on GridLink, and the miracle cure in the form of “series compensation”. . I am not an engineer or very technical-minded, and even when some engineering friends tried to explain it to … Continue reading

Posted in Paudie Coffey; series compensation; Fine Gael; Alan Kelly; Alex White | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Wind Fraud

In Australia, Senator John Madigan continues to expose the fraudulent goings on in the wind industry. This time he has demonstrated that a wind company used methodologically flawed acoustic test reports to secure planning permission for an industrial wind farm. … Continue reading

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Research into Wind Turbine Infrasound

The research is extensive and continuing, and it is not good news for the wind industry. Despite their tobacco-style advertising and “sponsorship” of tame academics and front organisations like Environmental Impact Assessment, there is now a sound body of research … Continue reading

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Wind and the Green Dream: Flatulence and Fancy

The renewable energy industry, more particularly the wind industry, has always portrayed itself as the noble knight on the white charger, crusading to save our planet from global warming and climate change. . Nothing could be further from the truth. … Continue reading

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Low Frequency Noise – for Beginners (like me)

In a previous blog I spoke about the Portuguese Supreme Court ordering the removal of four turbines after the dramatic effect on a family’s health. This is the lead researcher doing a well-explained presentation on the investigation that they conducted.

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Flexing Our Mussels – People Over Wind and others vs An Bord Pleanala

Amandla Awethu! . This was the cry that used to begin all public (and clandestine) meetings in South Africa during the dark days and the struggle against the apartheid regime. Pronounced “aah-mun-dluh  are-where-too” it means “Power to the People” and … Continue reading

Posted in EU Renewable Energy 2020 Target, Law; High Court; Leave To Appeal; Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

An Opportunity Missed – Callaghan vs. An Bord Pleanála and the Attorney-General

Judgment was delivered by the High Court (Costello J.) on 11 June 2015 in the application for leave to judicially review the decision of An Bord Pleanála to designate the North Meath Wind Farm a Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID). . … Continue reading

Posted in High Court; Judicial Review; Appeal on the merits; judicial discretion, Ms Justice Costello; Section 37A Planning and Development Act 2000; | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

You Must Be Joking, Mr. Kelly!!

The Independent reported on 25 May 2015 that the Labour Party parliamentary party will this week debate proposals to introduce new restrictions on the development of wind turbines close to people’s homes. Apparently Labour TDs and senators are demanding changes … Continue reading

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The Scare Tactics of the Wind Industry

One of the most commonly-used tactics of domination by modern governments is to keep their citizens in a state of perpetual terror by continuously announcing doomsday scenarios, and then use these apparent threats to justify increasingly oppressive governance. We now … Continue reading

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Suing the Government

Francovich v Italy was a very important judgment handed down by the European Court of Justice in 1990. It was important because it established the principle that European Union member states could be liable to pay compensation to individuals who … Continue reading

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The Business Plan of the Wind Industry

The wind industry is here to make money. As we are in a capitalist economy, that is its prerogative. I just wish it would be honest about its true motive instead of portraying itself as an eco-warrior, which wind farmers … Continue reading

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Energy efficiency is a form of energy

Whilst this government is pushing the interests of its big business cronies in the wind industry, it is doing precious little when it comes to consumer education and other measures aimed at energy efficiency. Instead of forcing consumers to pay … Continue reading

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Setback Distances from Wind Turbines / Wind Farms

Due to a huge number of submissions from rural homeowners and the wind industry, new guidelines stipulating where wind farms can be built were not published last year. According to the Department of the Environment, over 7,500 submissions were received … Continue reading

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Consultation on the Green Paper

The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) is holding its final regional workshop on the Green Paper on Energy Policy next Friday, 27th February at the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross, commencing at 09.30am. See details at … Continue reading

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Are EirGrid overly “commercially sensitive”?

You will remember that in a previous blog “The ESB has insurance against EMF” I discussed the results of an Access to Information on the Environment (“AIE”) request made by a group of concerned citizens to the ESB concerning their … 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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