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Are windfarms “torture farms”?

Professor Alun Evans, from the Centre of Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast, is a leader into the research of ‘wind turbine syndrome’ – symptoms include sleep deprivation, anxiety, nausea and physical conditions such as vertigo. Last year he co-authored … Continue reading

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ESB versus EirGrid – again

In an earlier blog I suggested that the interests of the ESB and EirGrid were on a collision course, particularly as the ESB want to continue running their cash-cow Moneypoint for as long as possible, whereas the Grid25 Project aims … Continue reading

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Addendum to “Public? What Public?”

In my previous blog I reported that in response to the 1200 submissions on the Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources had convened a single workshop scheduled to commence at 2.00 … Continue reading

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Public? What public?

In May of this year the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (“DCENR”) launched the “Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland” and invited submissions. Apparently 1,200 submissions were received, which is a very impressive number and confirms the … 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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EirGrid and information to the public

In 2007, a Report commissioned by the Department of the Marine, Communications and Natural Resources, entitled “Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields”, recommended that although the risk was not severe enough to move existing (110 and 220 kV) lines away from … Continue reading

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Blog Awards Ireland

Thank you very much to the loyal readers who nominated me for this award. Although I am only on the Long List (http://www.blogawardsireland.com/) it is still a welcome recognition. This type of blog is a fairly thankless task as it … Continue reading

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Creative Bookkeeping

According to the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER): “The PSO levy is a subsidy charged to all electricity customers in Ireland. It is designed by the Irish government and consists of various subsidy schemes to support its national policy objectives … Continue reading

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