By National Wind Watch Irish people are broadly supportive of renewable energy technologies including wind, solar and biomass – as long as projects are not located near family homes. New research from the Economic and Social Research Institute says that while 77pc of people are “generally positive” towards wind generation, just 36pc would live within 5km of a wind farm. Opposition was not due to Nimbyism (Not In My Back Yard-ism), but due to perceived health concerns including noise, or impact on air or . . .
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