HEALTHCHECK: Docs Warn of Coronary Problem Turbine Link, The Irish Sun – 10 March 2015

People living near noisy wind turbines are at risk of heart attacks and obesity, medics have warned.

The Government is being urged to lower the din from generators and increase their distance from households.

The Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association say noise levels here are four times World Health Organisation guidelines. They are also concerned about the distance that turbines are located from family homes.

Click here to read the full article: 10.3.15 The Irish Sun – Docs Warn of Coronary Problem Turbine Link

Wife of legendary horse trainer Aidan O’Brien: “We have to stop the pylons and wind turbines before it’s too late.” Irish Mirror, 25 March 2015

Annemarie O’Brien, wife of the world’s greatest trainer Aidan, claims pylons and wind turbines pose a huge threat to the equine industry – and to tourism and agriculture.

Now she’s concerned the blight of power lines and turbines will affect stud farms and stables which have become famous the world over.

Stables such as Ballydoyle, the top class operation run by Aidan, 45, in Co Tipperary, in rolling pastures near Slievenamon, which has given us world-beaters including Istabraq and Rock of Gibraltar.

The O’Briens, our uncrowned First Family of The Turf, say we must protect our heartland industries such as racing, tourism and agriculture, from the pylons’ march.

Click here to read the full article: Irish Mirror, 25 March 2015

Pylon the Pressure – Fear for Key Industry; Ireland’s Equine Excellence Threatened by Wind turbines: The Mirror, 25 March 2015

A leading figure in horse racing has backed our campaign to save rural Ireland, saying: “We must act now before it’s too late.”

Annemarie O’Brien, wife of the world’s greatest trainer Aidan, claims pylons and wind turbines pose a huge threat to the equine industry – and to tourism and agriculture.

The 45-year-old, herself a champion trainer, comes from a family who live and breathe the sport.

Click here to read the full article: The Mirror, 25 March 2015

Why is the State forestry company building windfarms? Irish Independent, 22 March 2015

Three semi-state companies are competing with each other to build wind farms across the countryside. Why have Bord na Mona, Coillte and ESB all poured millions into the exact same activity?

Bord Gais Energy, until recently owned by the State, also built up a huge windfarm portfolio before it was sold last year.

McCarthy argues that it is the lucrative nature of these subsidies, rather than any real demand, that has prompted redundancy-hit State companies to turn to wind energy. “Windfarms don’t provide a lot of jobs beyond construction but they were highly lucrative. The basic truth is that if there were not subsidies, these organisations would not be building windfarms.

“Neither would the rake of private companies who are doing the same thing. Those subsidies are not real money – they are artificial charges that raise the cost of bills for consumers. And don’t forget that the State is responsible for connecting windfarms to the grid, and energy consumers pay for that too, via their bills.”

Click here to read the full article: The Irish Independent – 22 March 2015

War on power stations: Stop blight of pylons and turbines from ruining the countryside – Irish Mirror, 19 March 2015

A new Irish Mirror campaign aims to protect industries such as racing and tourism from the energy projects.

Today the Irish Mirror launches a campaign to save our countryside from the blight of gigantic power pylons and wind turbines.

We want to protect precious heartland industries such as racing and tourism from a Government energy project that will only damage them.

Click here to read the full article: Irish Mirror, 19 March 2015

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Alex White Commits to WHO Noise Guidelines – 2 March 2015

Click here to view an edited clip of Alex White committing to WHO noise guidelines today.

 

Petition: To the Minister for Minister Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

The Petition of concerned citizens located throughout Ireland request that the Minister ensures that noise from Industrial Wind Turbines does NOT exceed the World Health Organisation Night Noise Recommended Target (NNGL) for Europe 2007, which states;

“For the primary prevention of subclinical adverse health effects in the population related to night noise, it is recommended that the population should not be exposed to night noise levels greater than 30 dB of Lnight,outside during the night when most people are in bed.

Click here to review the full petition: Petition to Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources – 2015

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Ofgem could drop plans for Ireland green energy link – 9 March 2015

Regulator to consult on three interconnectors that could provide 3.4GW of capacity by 2020, but will also consider ditching plans for Irish link

Ofgem is considering approving proposals for undersea links to the grid in France and Denmark, but may drop a planned connection to Ireland designed to provide the UK with access to Irish wind farms.

The regulator is consulting on proposals to approve three new electricity interconnectors, which could be built by 2020 and provide about 3.4MW of capacity.

Click here to read the full article: Ofgem could drop plans for Ireland green energy link – 9 March 2015