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The State is taking a €35 million punt on a huge new wind energy venture: Business Etc Journal, 29 February 2016

THE IRISH STATE’S investment fund has committed €35 million to a new wind energy project that will build multiple wind farms across the country.

NTR, formerly one of Ireland’s largest publicly listed companies, announced today that it secured €250 million in equity for a new investment vehicle called NTR Wind 1 that will build onshore wind farms in Ireland and the UK.

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Negative effect of high voltage lines or wind turbines on property prices in the Netherlands

Government purchase of homes under high-voltage power cables

In 2017 central government will be launching a scheme to purchase homes located directly under high-voltage power lines. Eligible homeowners will be able to sell their homes to the government at a price determined by an independent valuer.

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Video: Health effects explained It isn’t just annoying noise

What’s interesting in the new documentary WIND RUSH is not the usual mantra about clean energy. What’s interesting is that the health effects of windfarms are recognized by health professionals, and explained very clearly. So we made an abridged version grouping the parts that help understand why there is a health problem.
Here it is below. It’s an eye-opener for most people.

Video Health effects explained – It isn’t just annoying noise EPAW – European Platform Against Windfarms

High Court overturns permission for Cork wind farm, Irish Times, 25 February 2016

Judge says process used by An Bord Pleanála did not comply with Irish law

The High Court has overturned a grant of planning permission for a wind farm near Inchigeelagh, Co Cork.
Mr Justice Bernard Barton ruled the permission must be quashed after finding that the process under which An Bord Pleanála had decided relevant issues concerning compliance with two European Directives – the Habitats Directive and the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive – did not comply with Irish law.

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People’s right to accountability: Leinster Express,23 February 2016

People's right to accountability

People’s right to accountability

Excellent article from today’s Leinster Express on the people’s right to hold their elected representatives accountable for the policies they support.

 

New planning rules a ‘sleight of hand’, says expert: Irish Independent, 23 February 2016

New rules will force local authorities to implement planning ‘guidelines’ introduced by the government without being allowed to make any changes to suit local circumstances.

The Planning and Development Amendment Act, signed into law in December, allows the government to issue ‘guidelines’ on specific policies, including housing, wind energy or childcare which must be fully enforced by the council and An Bord Pleanála.

The act changes the existing system where councils were obliged to have “regard to” national guidelines.

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O’Brien campaigns to convert Moneypoint to biomass: Sunday Business Post, 14 February 2016

Moneypoint produces 25 per cent of Ireland’s electricity

Converting the country’s biggest power station to biomass could do away with the need to build any more wind farms in Ireland, according to Anne Marie O’Brien, wife of Ballydoyle racehorse trainer Aidan.

O’Brien is spearheading a campaign to convert the giant Moneypoint coal-burning power station in Co Clare.

The Sunday Business Post – 14 February 2016

Protect Rural Ireland group protests against Kelly: Tipperary Star, 26 February 2016

Up to 40 canvassers from Protect Rural Ireland targeted Environment Minister Alan Kelly in his Tipperary constituency over what they say is his inaction on the wind turbines issue.

The protestors gathered at the Nenagh railway station before dispersing door-to-door across the town. They also fly-posted cars in the local church grounds.

Protect Rural Ireland (PRI) is a national alliance of community groups who intend to unseat a number of key politicians in the upcoming general election.

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