Tag Archives: EcoPower; Ecopower Developments Limited; Waterford City Council; Waterford County Council; wind farm; County Development Plan

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

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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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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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KNOCKNAMONA WINDFARM APPEAL The application by Ecopower Development Limited to build twelve monster wind turbines on the scenic Drumhills at Knocknamona caused a huge public outrage in the County of Waterford. . No less than 270 objections were lodged with … Continue reading

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The importance of SACs and SPAs

In a previous blog, I wrote about the importance of the Kelly vs An Bord Pleanála judgment. The High Court recently handed down another judgment which, on the face of it, appears to contradict the Kelly judgment, as it concluded … Continue reading

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Showdown at Drumhills

Ecopower Developments Limited have applied to the Waterford City/County Council to build 12 wind turbines in the area known as the Drumhills. The Planning File reference is 14600109. Already there is a flood of objections to this latest episode of … Continue reading

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