The UK plan to use Ireland as a site (or dump) for their ghastly Wind Turbines.
Recently the UK Government decided to effectively ban any further Land Based Wind farms on its UK territory. Their preferred option is to locate their Wind farms off shore. You just cannot beat ingenuity as rather than bear the cost of building turbines at sea they plan to build them on Ireland.
Rather than locating wind-turbines on the optimum sites the plan is to locate them in the midlands and to make up for the loss of output from using less optimum sites by simply building extra turbines to meet project demand.
Farmers are being enticed to enter agreements to locate massive turbines on their land that will blight properties outside the footprint of the site owners lands.
Few farmers have any real insight into the real commercial value of a site. A farmer might get a few thousand a year from a trubine that is rated to produce 3,000 KW per hour.
The long term benefit to the economy will be practically negligible as the little people will not be getting the bulk of the annual revenue form electricity sales.
In short The UK will gain most of the benefits while avoiding the environmental blight and allowing a few crumbs to fall in Ireland.
One off the yarns being spun is that Ihat Ireland has the best wind resource in Europe. (Why not build them in Scotland which would not require an expensive undersea connector?
Irish Planners are seen as soft marks hungry for a whiff of development that will provide more rates to support senior administration jobs in our County Councils. Well meaning politicians are easily taken in to buy into this outrageous proposal.
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