‘Community’ wind farm plans abandoned in Waterford #IRL

By National Wind Watch The construction of a controversial “community” wind farm in Co Waterford has been abandoned, on foot of new guidelines for wind energy, issued last June. The proposed development, by a company of local interests, had met major opposition. It had caused divisions in the mid-Waterford area around the villages of Ballylaneen, Stradbally, and Bunmahon. Both sides accused each other of “intimidatory tactics” to win local support. Plans for an 11-turbine farm, reported last month in the Irish Examiner, had been . . .

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