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    Default Government’s Renewable Energy Programme Under Judicial Review.

    Engineer to challenge Government


    The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is preparing for a courtroom showdown with a chemical engineer in the new year over the Government’s renewable energy plans.

    Pat Swords, a chemical engineer from Dublin, has won the right to seek a judicial review of the Government’s renewable energy programme.

    Mr Swords said that he is taking the case because he does not want to see Ireland following the disastrous route that Germany has embarked on which resulted in a tripling of industrial electricity prices and a doubling of domestic prices.

    He said he started looking for the legally required documents to show the benefit that Ireland would get from starting large-scale renewable projects.

    "As a specialist I could see this coming so I started asking for the legally required information and it was not there," he said. After discovering the lack of documentation he launched his legal battle.

    A spokesperson for the department said that they were aware of the pending case.

    "We are aware that Mr Swords has notified the Chief State Solicitor’s office of a judicial review," they said.

    Pat has already found the Government's renewable energy programme to not be in compliance with the Aarhus Convention, and if he wins in the High Court the Wind Farm merchants may be found liable for damages.
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    Hopefully common sense will prevail and an end will be but to the gallop of windfarm speculators in this country before it is too late for the consumer and some of the country's most fragile landscapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    Hopefully common sense will prevail and an end will be but to the gallop of windfarm speculators in this country before it is too late for the consumer and some of the countries most fragile landscapes.
    And hopefully that horrible little politcal liar Rabbitte will get a good kick in the ar$e as he is a major promoter of useless wind turbines in Ireland. I reckon he is disappointed that he missed out on promoting the mad cap property bubble that helped to destroy the economy and he wants to make up for it by jumping on the next bankster's and speculators bubble of wind farms

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    Good call.

    We need a judicial review into pricing offered to power suppliers by Eirgrid.

    We could achieve self sufficiency in electricity generation, if the levies for access to the grid were supportinve of the investment, and if producers where alloed to make use of electricity storage technology.

    I mean joined up thinking like already occurs in Denmark.

    My own suspicion is that the ESB unions and ESB management are 100% against it.

    But, I hope that all of us here are of the opinion that the public interest should come first.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Yes there are quite a few Mick and Paddy's Wind Farm Companies that have sprung up about the place.

    They have simply jumped from 3 bed semi's to wind turbines that don't work.

    This time however justice will be served with a bit of marmite.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rash mulligan View Post
    Yes there are quite a few Mick and Paddy's Wind Farm Companies that have sprung up about the place.

    They have simply jumped from 3 bed semi's to wind turbines that don't work.

    This time however justice will be served with a bit of marmite.

    If they dont work why are GSK, Dupuy, and Norvartis building turbines in Cork to supply electricity for their plants?
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    These are cutting edge companies that need electricty everyday, 24 hours.

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    Pat has already found the Government's renewable energy programme to not be in compliance with the Aarhus Convention, and if he wins in the High Court the Wind Farm merchants may be found liable for damages.[/QUOTE]


    If he wins it would be impossible for wind farm operators to be found liable for damages. period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rash mulligan View Post
    Yes there are quite a few Mick and Paddy's Wind Farm Companies that have sprung up about the place.

    They have simply jumped from 3 bed semi's to wind turbines that don't work.

    This time however justice will be served with a bit of marmite.

    Wasn't there some Co-op crew looking for a slice of the action too? Can't be good news for them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob3367 View Post
    If they dont work why are GSK, Dupuy, and Norvartis building turbines in Cork to supply electricity for their plants?
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    These are cutting edge companies that need electricty everyday, 24 hours.
    They are being paid to put them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rash mulligan View Post
    They are being paid to put them up.
    Who are being paid and by who?

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