Climate & Environment

New wind farm plan to transform Shannon estuary and create 50,000 jobs

It is expected that offshore wind farms in the region could meet Ireland’s entire electricity demand

Tarbert Lighthouse on the Shannon Estuary County Kerry. Picture: Getty

A move to develop a massive wind farm project in the Shannon estuary could create 50,000 jobs and transform the area, a new study has found.

The interim report from the Shannon estuary taskforce, a group set up by the government, found building renewable energy projects is the best way to develop the region.

In a worst case scenario, the taskforce found if there was a concentrated effort to develop the area, wind farms with ...