How bird challenge boosted Irish wind power firm

Costs of offshore project have plummeted as Mainstream Renewables awaits outcome of court battle

8th September, 2017
Mainstream now has access to €1 billion of cash

The lengthy court case pitting a British bird charity against an offshore wind developer has had the unintended consequence of lifting asset values at the Irish company behind the project.

“Bizarrely this has worked in our favour,” Kinsella told Bloomberg. “We have what is certainly the highest revenue stream for any offshore wind farm on the planet.”

Mainstream won the British government contract to deliver wind power for £114 a megawatt-hour....

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