Executive Summary: Biomass can deliver Irish targets more effectively than wind
– Ireland has an ‘all wind’ strategy to meet EU 2020 renewable ‘green’ power targets.
– Requires doubling of current 200 wind farms (2,000 turbines) and over 700 km of high voltage transmission lines carried by industrial scale pylons in the countryside
– Doubling wind power directly threatens vital Irish heartland industries – tourism and equine.
– It is technically difficult, outdated and unnecessarily expensive.
– Fortunately technology today offers better solutions.
– Conversion of coal fired Moneypoint and peat power stations to sustainable biomass – re-engineering existing plant – is cheaper, requires no change to transmission infrastructure and no new power stations.
Click here to read the full report: BW Energy – Irish Wind Policy – Time to Rethink – May 2015