Tag Archives: EirGrid; wind; wind turbines; Aarhus; environment; pylons; democracy; Ireland

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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The Aarhus Treaty – act now

I do not pretend to be an expert on the Aarhus Convention. The Irish authority on that subject is Dr. Aine Ryall of UCC (see http://environmentaljustice.ie/) and of course ‘our very own’ Mr Pat Swords, who has been waging a … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need EirGrid

The current proliferation of wind farms in Ireland is not necessary for domestic consumption. This startling fact was conclusively proven by Pat Swords, an Irish chemical engineer, in a rousing presentation on Sunday evening in Knockanore, Waterford to various community … Continue reading

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