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State’s failure to set turbine rules sees €100m wind farm rejected

An Bord Pleanála highlighted lack of the guidelines as key factor during its recent decision

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

13th November, 2016

A large wind farm has been turned down due to the government’s failure to update its wind energy guidelines.

The guidelines were supposed to be produced within three to six months of the government taking office as a “matter of urgency”. But they are now one month overdue.

An Bord Pleanála highlighted the lack of the guidelines as a key factor during its recent decision to turn down a plan for...

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