Wednesday September 23, 2020

Hard to see beyond the gusts of spin

Corruption has been a cancer in the former Soviet republic since it achieved independence in 1992

23rd February, 2014
The quest to establish independent fact is often one for the bravest and the boldest.

The headline was attractively simple. It claimed that 35,000 jobs would emerge if we invested in the levels of wind power being campaigned for by the Irish wind industry (these included the controversial and massive wind farms planned for the midlands). What a good news story in these times, you might have thought.

Last week, most newspapers carried the story of this report by ESRI and TCD, entitled An Enterprising Wind', which examined the wind energy...

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