While the crashing to earth of turbines might have damaged wind energy’s image, opposition is much more deep-seated and points to environmental, societal and health impacts and questions the economic benefits, writes Noel Baker
It’s a little like the old line about the tree falling in the woods. If a wind turbine falls in a part of Co Donegal and no-one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?
Yes, and the debris is pretty obvious as well, as was the case when a 75m turbine fell over in high winds at a windfarm at Loughderryduff near Portnoo nearly two years ago.
Click here to read the full article: Irish Examiner – February 2nd 2015