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Scottish First Minister and Irish Climate Action Minister reveal economic impact of Galway Wind Park
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).
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.
A variation to the County Development Plan which would place certain limits on windfarm development in Westmeath has been unanimously approved by councillors.
A proposal to build a 48-turbine wind farm in Cluddaun near Moygownagh was refused permission by An Bord Pleanála on Wednesday.
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.
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).
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.
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.
“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.
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.