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Wind farms up in arms over huge hike in rates

The increase in commercial rates has sparked fury among those in the wind energy industry, writes Jack Horgan-Jones

1st March, 2015

The Irish wind energy industry has cried foul over what it says will be a tripling of the commercial rates that wind farms must pay to local authorities.

The increase has come about after a change in the way in which the Rates Valuation Office calculates the amount due from each wind turbine.

While the valuation change has affected most businesses as well as conventional power plants, figures in the wind industry have said that...

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