Revealed: Further blow to renewable energy sector as slew of wind farms hit by judicial reviews

The four projects have the capacity to produce almost 360 MW of clean energy - enough to power close to 270,000 homes

Wind farms are key to the state achieving its ambitious targets for renewable energy production over the coming years. Picture: Naoise Culhane

Four large-scale wind farms which were granted planning permission before Christmas and have the capacity to produce enough renewable energy to power almost 270,000 homes have been hit with judicial review challenges over recent weeks, the Business Post can reveal.

The four wind farms, which have a combined capacity to produce almost 360 megawatts (MW) of green energy, were granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála during the final weeks of 2023, after enduring lengthy ...