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The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) is to be asked to decide issues concerning the extent of Coillte's environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in Co Laois.
A wind farm on the outskirts of Hilltown could still be on the cards as an appeal against its refusal will be heard later this year.
Clonroche residents have confirmed that a legal challenge is under way against An Bord Pleanala's decision to grant planning permission for a windfarm development on Ballinclay Hill.
The Farmers Journal understands that the cases taken by the families claim that the wind farm caused them nuisance as a result of excessive noise. The wind company is Enercon Wind Farm Services Ireland Ltd and it formally admitted liability to the Court.
A number of families in Co Cork who were forced to leave their homes because of noise from a nearby wind farm have won a significant case in the High Court this week. ...A spokesperson for Wind Aware Ireland said: “There now is a possibility for multiple legal actions against wind farms right around the country."
The Court of Appeal recently upheld the government’s right to cancel the Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption for renewable generators. In effect this is a retrospective removal of subsidy entitlement, and should remind investors that even a seemingly secure economic rent will collapse when push comes to shove.
A mountain-top wind farm has been scrapped after a judge ruled the spinning blades could kill rare red kites. ... "There are important unknowns in this case."
The Scottish Government and two key players in the bid to develop huge windfarms in the North Sea have lodged appeals against the Court of Session’s controversial refusal of the projects.
Scottish Ministers and two offshore wind developers will appeal against court rulings that seek to void planning permission for as much as 2.3 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity.
The challenge is against the board’s decision to grant ESB International permission to build an additional seven turbines at a wind farm development located at Boolynagleragh in Co Clare. Environmentalist Peter Sweetman has begun a High Court challenge against a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for an extension to an existing wind farm.
Scottish ministers and SSE have won an appeal against an earlier ruling that the approval of Stronelairg wind farm in the Highlands was "defective". The John Muir Trust opposed the granting of consent in June 2014.
US presidential candidate said planning conditions associated with Aberdeenshire project had not been satisfied; Donald Trump vowed to lodge formal objections with Marine Scotland over the windfarm development.
A legal challenge from RSPB Scotland to the granting of consent for four major offshore wind farms has been upheld. The bird protection charity had objected to the Scottish Government’s consent for the developments in the Forth and Tay regions.
Scottish government consents for the 784MW Inch Cape, 1GW-plus Seagreen Alpha and Bravo, and 450MW Neart na Gaoithe had been challenged by RSPB Scotland over their potential impact on seabird colonies in the Forth and Tay region. The Court of Session in Edinburgh today upheld the charity’s case, annulling the consents.
Siemens has been ordered to pay compensation of almost 1 million Danish crowns ($150,000) to three people who fell ill after working at a wind turbine factory, a court in the city of Aalborg in Denmark said on Thursday.
“At a time when the UK and many other European countries are turning away from wind and investing in better alternatives that are greener, more secure, cost effective and more employment intensive, we need to do the same.
Potential for growth of wind energy in the state will be decimated by Bavaria's constitutional court backing the ruling that the minimum distance between a wind turbine and the nearest buildings must be ten times the height of the turbine.
The Bavarian Constitutional Court today decided that the controversial 10h minimum distance requirement for wind power plants in Bavaria is in line with the constitution. Pursuant to the so called 10h-regulation (10H-Regelung) contained in the revised Bavarian Building Code, wind power plants have to maintain a minimum distance from residential housing of ten times the total height of the wind power plant.
Green, SPD and CDU, and also the wind power industry described the decision as a "black day not only for wind power, but for the transformation of energy in total." Meanwhile, the Bavarian government feels strengthened in its position. "The decision provides legal certainty," said Minister Ilse Aigner. The law "makes a public welfare an acceptable balance between our energy policy goals and local interests".
Abengoa’s financial woes trace back to Spain’s boom years, when the company began to build such projects for itself, fueled by cheaper bank loans and a desire to expand. The company took on billions of dollars of debt in anticipation of a growth rate that didn’t materialize.