UK to outflank objectors with wind farms in Ireland

The Independent -

Ministers are investigating a proposal to outsource the production of wind power to Ireland.

Faced with fervent and growing opposition to onshore wind farms in the UK, Tory MPs are backing a plan to site those facilities in Ireland – and then export the renewable energy generated back to Britain using cables running under the Irish Sea, to Wales.

A company has already sourced land to build more than 700 turbines in countryside to the west of Dublin. They would have the capacity to supply power for more than three million homes by the end of the decade – the equivalent of 10 per cent of the UK’s renewable energy targets.

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One Response to UK to outflank objectors with wind farms in Ireland

  1. Diane May 3, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Time to wake up about large scale wind farms, they don’t work! Small turbines for homes are efficient and allow a degree if off-grid independence but that is the last thing the government and suppliers want. Again, this is all about money and subsidies, not about the environment.



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