Developers are claiming West Cork for themselves

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  1. I have lived in West Cork for twenty years. Such peace and quiet after London WAS so welcome and treasured.. Until now! Killaveenoge Wind Farm (part of Enerco Energy Ltd) is in the process of becoming operational. The 10 windmills have the largest blades of any windfarm in Ireland. I do not recollect this informarion being available or uf it was, explained at the planning stage. We only have 2 and sometimes 3 running at the moment and the noise is like rumbling thunder or a distant jet engine. Not to mention the sound of the blades…..
    Good luck in your quest to halt the madness!

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    1. Bernie – I am terribly sorry to hear your distressing news and can o nly hope that as a result of the recent court case in North Cork you will have some redress for this invasion of your peace – better still that these inappropriately placed giants are summarily dismantled.

      Thank you for your good wishes. Your support is deeply appreciated. Like you we fell in love with West Cork and find it unconscionable what the planners are sanctioning.


  2. I laud you for putting all this thought and effort into this very clear insightful presentation. I learned a lot from it. I wish you all the best in your efforts to prevent the turbines coming to your area.

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  3. I second Maire’s comments, Anton. You are to be commended for this excellent article sounding the alarm regarding the many problems associated with these wind farm developments. You have some great links here, especially Colm McCarthy’s observations on the questionable public policy and the dubious economics of such proposals. Ironically, while most European countries have seen the fallacy of wind power subsidies, Ireland is still forging ahead. After all, the government usually manages to get a one-time infusion of cash from a project and the developers are always there looking for their guaranteed return on investment, leaving the long-suffering utility customers to pick up the tab. Here in the States we have wind projects where the rate-payers are now being asked to compensate the utility for “downtime” when the wind isn’t blowing!
    Five years ago I followed a similar development at Slieve Bawn in Roscommon (where we also have family roots). Coillte and the Irish Planning Board hid behind the EU’s foolish renewable energy targets and hired expensive consultants to paper-over all of the local residents’ concerns. Your son Daryl’s photographs accompanying the article are just striking and it’s not hard to imagine the visual pollution of the landscape posed by these monster turbines looming over Gougane and virtually everyplace else in the area. The national government would be well-advised to consider the economic impact on tourism but I wouldn’t count on it. It’s going to take all the resources that the local people and others who value the natural beauty of this area can muster to stop this project before “the fix is in”.

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  4. It just makes me sad to read this, it is a mirrors what happened to us , Along with some of our neighbours we have fought a long 5 year battle(two trips to the high court) against a local industrial wind farm and lost ,but we are not sorry we fought they didn’t walk all over us and at the end of the day they and their children live here too there loss is our loss nobody wins.


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