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Ill wind divides midlands

Plans to construct more than 2,000 wind turbines in the Midlands have already angered locals and will divide farmers. People are mobilising and getting ready to stand up to the plans, writes Michael Clifford
19 Mar 2013

'Outrage' at plans for 2,300 wind turbines

Engineer Pat Swords, who is taking a case to the High Court in relation to the European Union's attitude to renewable energy targets, said local people were entitled under the terms of the Aarhus convention to be consulted about the proposals. He said wind energy does not work and the people of the midlands were being "sacrificed on the altar of a populist cult".
5 Mar 2013

Noise complaints over wind farm

The households have complained that the noise from the turbines, which have an overall height of around 100 metres, has turned their lives upside down and made their lives unbearable. The constant pulsating noise has led to sleep deprivation and is impacting on the health of those living close by.
26 Feb 2013

Wind farm plan sparks airport's safety fears

Airport manager Peter Moore had warned the mast posed a danger to planes and that pilot error could result in a plane crashing ...the mast was in a critical area of approach to the airport and that flights by a specialised aircraft used to calibrate the airport's guidance systems had to be called off on a number of occasions because of the mast.
11 Feb 2013

Planning permission on wind farm void

A woman has won a High Court ruling that a decision to grant planning permission for a wind farm near her property in the Glenties area of Donegal is void insofar as it affects her property. ...the permission required the deletion of four turbines nearest her property.
25 Jan 2013

Wind energy lobby says Bill would hinder industry

The Environment and Public Health (Wind Turbines) Bill 2012 would set minimum separation distances of up to 2km between wind turbines and residential property depending on the size of turbines. But the wind energy association said even a 1km "buffer zone" would leave only 9.4 per cent of the land area available for new development.
21 Jan 2013

'Arson attack' at Quinn Group wind farm

"It was very difficult to tackle because of the location, because the substation is based on the side of a mountain and it was very windy, giving rise to letting the fire accelerate faster than normal, and also the amount of electricity involved."
9 Nov 2012

Jobs claim by wind farm lobby dismissed

Britain's environment secretary, Owen Paterson, said wind farms had "significant impacts on the rural economy and the rural environment, all of which weren't intended when these things were thought up". Crewe is supporting Labour Senator John Kelly's Wind Turbines Bill, which would lay down minimum separation distances between wind farms and people's homes.
17 Oct 2012

Kingdom's scenic areas to be spared windfarms

A new energy strategy for Kerry will see whole swathes of the county earmarked for windfarms - but not in top scenic areas. The initiative coincides with a decision by An Bord Pleanála last week to approve the county's highest turbines near Castleisland. Over 70,000 hectares of land had been identified as suitable for wind, water, and other energy sources.
22 May 2012

Wind farm hearing told of peat landslide fears

The 730-hectare site stretching to the Cork and west Limerick borders was zoned "open for consideration" rather than suitable in the Kerry County Council development plan, flagging the fact that it had certain sensitivities. Within it were "dual conservation areas" for birds and animals and nearby was an area of special conservation.
16 Nov 2011

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