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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

An Bord Pleanala has a DUTY to alert interested parties

  The right to comment on planning applications, and on appeals to planning decisions, by both the parties to that application/appeal and interested or affected citizens, is a fundamental premise of our planning law. As far as the right of … Continue reading

Posted in An Bord Pleanala; appeal; interested parties, Peremptory law; Directory Law; Planning and Devlopment Act of 2000, Planning and Development Act 2000; guidelines; directives; Sections 28 & 29, Planning Permission; Extension; Planning and Development Act | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The Anatomy of a Wind Farm Contract – Part 4

  In this series on wind farm contracts, I have attempted to highlight certain scary consequences that might befall the landowner after entering into one of these contracts. This concluding segment is more of the same. In this final part, … Continue reading

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More on that Sect 28 Amendment

Since my last blog on the sleight-of-hand S28 amendment of the Planning and Development Act of 2000 (PDA2000), a number of very interesting theories have bubbled to the surface. We all love a good conspiracy theory, so let’s have at … Continue reading

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The amendment of Section 28 of the PDA 2000

A reader alerted me to an interesting amendment to the Planning and Development Act of 2000 (PDA 2000). Section 28 relates to guidelines issued by the Minister (or in the case of wind farms, not issued by the Minister since … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy; Ireland; Fine Gael; Labour; Sinn Fein; Workers; Constitution, EU Renewable Energy 2020 Target, judicial review; Wednesbury Test; O'Keeffe; rationality; Separation of Powers, lobbying; democracy; political process; general election, Paudie Coffey; series compensation; Fine Gael; Alan Kelly; Alex White, Peremptory law; Directory Law; Planning and Devlopment Act of 2000, Planning and Development Act 2000; guidelines; directives; Sections 28 & 29, Planning Permission; Extension; Planning and Development Act | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

The Anatomy of a Wind Farm Contract – Part 2

  In my previous blog I explained how a typical wind farm contract consists of two divisible parts, an Option and a Lease. When looking at an Option, I came to the inescapable conclusion that by selling the wind farm … Continue reading

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It’s “Academic Research”, it must be true!

  The Health Writers Hub rated these publications as the top medical journals in the world: . New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Nature The Lancet The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Annals of Internal Medicine The Journal of the American … Continue reading

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Wind Refugees

  Newstalk FM reported (after an airing of the Pat Kenny Show) that: . “A government minister has not ruled out moving people away from areas where wind farms may be built. Energy Minister Alex White says: “That has happened … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy; Ireland; Fine Gael; Labour; Sinn Fein; Workers; Constitution, EU Renewable Energy 2020 Target, NREAP; National Renewable Energy Action Plan; EU Commission; Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee; ACCC, Paudie Coffey; series compensation; Fine Gael; Alan Kelly; Alex White, Refugees; Apartheid; Kulaks; Stalin;, South Africa, wind turbines, developing nations,, Wind Turbine Syndrome; Professor Alun Evans | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Irish Wind Farm Neighbours Detail Unnecessary Daily Acoustic Misery

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
As the World reacts to the insane cost of backing an utterly pointless power source, by slashing subsidies and removing the only ‘reason’ for ‘investing’ in the greatest environmental and economic fraud of all…

Posted in EirGrid; Insurance; Law; Cancer; EMF, EU Renewable Energy 2020 Target, Framore Limited, NREAP; National Renewable Energy Action Plan; EU Commission; Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee; ACCC, Paudie Coffey; series compensation; Fine Gael; Alan Kelly; Alex White, Peremptory law; Directory Law; Planning and Devlopment Act of 2000, Wind Turbine Syndrome; Professor Alun Evans | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wind Turbines and Human Rights

Many people harp on about their human rights but I am always amazed that most people do not know of the extent of their rights or where they come from. . If you are an Irish citizen then a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy; Ireland; Fine Gael; Labour; Sinn Fein; Workers; Constitution, EU Renewable Energy 2020 Target, Law; High Court; Leave To Appeal; Environment, Wind Turbine Syndrome; Professor Alun Evans | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wind Power is Not ‘Cheap’, it’s Not ‘Clean’ and it’s most definitely Not ‘Green’

For those of you whose head is still filled with wind industry spin and misdirection (“lies”), please do yourself a favour and read this excellent blog. It says it like it is, rather than how they would like it to … Continue reading

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Oh No Alex!

“Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week, Mr White said “the whole world needs to de-carbonise” and renewable energy was part of that. Onshore wind energy was the most cost-effective renewable energy currently available for Ireland. … Mr White said there was … Continue reading

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INFRASOUND EMISSIONS FROM WIND TURBINES HAVE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS

November 2015 NEWS RELEASE . Wind turbines generate infrasound that can cause serious health problems. The infrasound from wind turbines can carry through the air for tens of kilometres. This was verified in the measurements carried out in Finland. . … Continue reading

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More on the “green data centre” debate

http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/Ahead-in-the-clouds/2015/11/how-green-is-your-datacentre.html How green is your datacentre? By Caroline Donnelly on November 13, 2015 10:04 AM | In this guest post, Dominic Ward, vice president of corporate and business development at datacentre provider Verne Global, explains why the green power commitments … 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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Well Done John!

You might remember that in a previous blog I disagreed with Judge Caroline Costello’s finding against John Callaghan that Mr. Callaghan (and other members of the public) did not have the right to make representations to An Bord Pleanala (ABP) … Continue reading

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Opposing Extensions

Another method of opposing planning permission for wind farms has presented itself: challenging a decision to grant an application for extension of planning permission. . A planning permission usually has a lifetime of five years from the date of the final … Continue reading

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Evaluating O’Grianna

One of the refreshing aspects of writing a blog is its immediacy. Rather than waiting on a peer-reviewed journal which can take from three months to a year to publish, the blog offers instantaneous publication. . This immediacy is also … Continue reading

Posted in High Court; Judicial Review; Appeal on the merits; judicial discretion, judicial review; Wednesbury Test; O'Keeffe; rationality; Separation of Powers | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

EirGrid brings in the heavies

  In its glossy brochure, “Reviewing and improving our public consultation process”. one of the better satirical publications of 2014; EirGrid set out three themes as to how it needed to improve its dealings with the public. . Theme 2 … 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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