Sunday December 15, 2019

Tom McGurk: Ask your candidate, yes or no to windfarms?

The case for massive windfarm development has collapsed

10th January, 2016
Windfarms are becoming a major talking point Picture: Pixabay

It’s almost four years since I wrote what was probably the first article in the Irish media questioning the spread across the Irish countryside of more, and ever larger, wind-turbines. To my astonishment they seemed to be sited in areas of magnificent natural beauty.

In Kilkenny/Carlow, for example, some of the fine vistas of Mount Leinster have been lost. At the time I described wind turbines as monstrosities, questioned their effectiveness and also...

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