Wind Farms

Wind farms: People ‘deserve more than a charade’ on consultations

Wind farms: People ‘deserve more than a charade’ on consultations

A TD is calling for revised Wind Energy Development Guidelines to “prioritise meaningful community consultation” when it comes to addressing...

November 11, 2021

Communities ‘frustrated’ at lack of new wind turbine guidelines

Communities ‘frustrated’ at lack of new wind turbine guidelines

Communities and families affected by wind turbines in their localities are “profoundly frustrated” by a lack of updated guidelines on...

October 11, 2021

Plan for Offaly wind farm ‘profoundly disappointing’ – Nolan

Plan for Offaly wind farm ‘profoundly disappointing’ – Nolan

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has described plans by Offaly County Council to pave the way for the construction...

August 27, 2021

SSE Renewables gave over €1m to community groups in Ireland in the last year

SSE Renewables gave over €1m to community groups in Ireland in the last year

SSE Renewables gave €1.1 million in funding to 412 community groups near its wind farms in the Republic of Ireland...

August 20, 2021

Consultation on second onshore RESS auction opens

Consultation on second onshore RESS auction opens

A consultation has opened this week on the second onshore Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 2) auction design and implementation....

June 24, 2021

No wind farm works planned for Meenbog while awaiting reports from developer

No wind farm works planned for Meenbog while awaiting reports from developer

There are no works planned on the site of the wind farm at Meenbog in Co. Donegal until agencies have...

December 29, 2020

‘Impact on future generations will be detrimental’: Petition set up against wind farms

‘Impact on future generations will be detrimental’: Petition set up against wind farms

The impact on future generations will be “detrimental” if the number of wind farms in rural areas continues to grow,...

December 23, 2020

Greencoat Renewables to buy Cavan and Offaly wind farms for €123 million

Greencoat Renewables to buy Cavan and Offaly wind farms for €123 million

It has been announced this week that Greencoat Renewables is set to buy two wind farms in counties Cavan and...

December 22, 2020

‘Communities end up having to take in these imposing wind farms for no good reason’

‘Communities end up having to take in these imposing wind farms for no good reason’

In the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, communities are ending up “having to take in these enormous, imposing...

December 6, 2020

Development of wind farms should be a ‘priority’ for Ryan

Development of wind farms should be a ‘priority’ for Ryan

SSE has written to the Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport, Eamon Ryan, with five key priorities to...

July 14, 2020

Households near new wind farms to receive €1,000 annually

Households near new wind farms to receive €1,000 annually

Households located within 1km of new onshore wind farms will be set for an annual payment of at least €1,000...

March 4, 2020

‘How is wind energy supposedly saving on carbon? It’s all a big con…’

‘How is wind energy supposedly saving on carbon? It’s all a big con…’

Plans by Coillte to erect a 10-turbine wind farm across Sligo / north Leitrim have been met with opposition by...

September 1, 2019

‘People’s lives and their dreams are being wrecked by wind farms’

‘People’s lives and their dreams are being wrecked by wind farms’

There are only four other developments in the country with wind turbines standing at this height and I feel that...

August 31, 2019

Coillte confirms intention to build 10-turbine wind farm in north-west

Coillte confirms intention to build 10-turbine wind farm in north-west

Coillte has confirmed to AgriLand this week that it intends to build a 10-turbine wind farm across the north-west in north...

August 30, 2019

Flooding issues associated with Galway wind farm brought to European Commission

Flooding issues associated with Galway wind farm brought to European Commission

In 2017, the South Galway Flood Relief committee brought its flooding plight to the European Commission (EC) in Brussels. The...

August 5, 2019

‘A proper environmental impact assessment could have mitigated against flooding’

‘A proper environmental impact assessment could have mitigated against flooding’

In October 2003, a major landslide of some 450,000m³ of peat occurred at Derrybrien, Co. Galway. At the time a 71-turbine...

August 4, 2019

Expert says positive outcome ‘possible’ for wind energy generation in Ireland

Expert says positive outcome ‘possible’ for wind energy generation in Ireland

Ireland is a high cost economy and needs to think about where the markets are. If the state can get...

July 26, 2019

Kingscourt Wind Farm: ‘The man on the ground hasn’t a hope in this country’

Kingscourt Wind Farm: ‘The man on the ground hasn’t a hope in this country’

Residents in the close-knit community of Kingscourt in Co. Cavan have been left wondering this week how it all went...

July 17, 2019