Wednesday January 29, 2020

Windfarm hitch may be negotiating stand-off

An impasse in negotiations between Ireland and Britain over a major wind exporting plan could be a negotiating strategy on both sides, according to senior sources in the wind energy sector.

9th March, 2014
Windmills being built in Harland and Wolff in Belfast: industry sources are hopeful an agreement about windfarms will be met between Britain and Ireland. Picture: Getty

An impasse in negotiations between Ireland and Britain over a major wind exporting plan could be a negotiating strategy on both sides, according to senior sources in the wind energy sector.

Reports last week suggested that plans to develop huge wind farms in the Midlands to export renewable wind energy across the Irish Sea had been shelved and that the conclusion of an intergovernmental agreement on the issue had been labelled ''doubtful by energy minister...

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