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Scottish First Minister and Irish Climate Action Minister reveal economic impact of Galway Wind Park

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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon visited the Irish headquarters of leading energy provider SSE plc this week to unveil a report which shows that Galway Wind Park near Oughterard has already contributed €88.7m to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Public consultation period extended for proposed Galway Bay renewable energy test site

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Following pressure from Galway politicians, Local Government Minister Simon Coveney, has finally agreed to extend the public consultation period for the Marine Institute’s plans involving renewable energy testing on Galway Bay.

Councillors approve proposal to limit night time windfarm noise

A variation to the County Development Plan which would place certain limits on windfarm development in Westmeath has been unanimously approved by councillors.

Permission refused for major Mayo wind farm

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A proposal to build a 48-turbine wind farm in Cluddaun near Moygownagh was refused permission by An Bord Pleanála on Wednesday.

Anti-Pylon protesters to hand in letter to Taoiseach’s office

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The Moy Valley Protection group which represents the concerns of many communities in Mayo will present a letter to An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny’s office and to the elected members of Mayo County Council in Castlebar today (Monday) at 5pm.

Castlebar wind farm open to the public to mark Global Wind Day

People in Mayo are being invited to visit a Castlebar wind farm and get a close-up look at the wind energy industry to mark Global Wind Day on Thursday (June 12).

Industrial wind turbines will make Midlands “pollution haven”

Sinn Féin candidate for the Mullingar-Coole area, Una D’Arcy, believes that the Derravaragh area of north Westmeath, and other areas in the Midlands, will become pollution havens if plans for industrial wind turbines go ahead.

Minister could overturn council’s wind energy policy

Westmeath’s newly formed policy on wind energy could be overturned by the Department of the Environment if it is found to be out of step with national policy, it emerged this week.

Council defies State recommendation on turbine distance from homes

“It is a no win position” - these were the stark words issued by county manager Barry Kehoe talking about windfarms and the Westmeath County Development Plan public meeting on Wednesday evening, September 18.

Mulherin calls for mandatory contribution to local communities from wind farms

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, this week called for a mandatory contribution by wind farms to the economic, environmental, or social impact on local communities where power lines and wind turbines are being erected. This contribution or benefit in kind, would be in addition to the rent paid by wind farms to landowners and the rates paid to local authorities.

 

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