The Irish Wind Power Nightmare ‘An Expensive Mess’

An excellent overview. Sadly Ontario is in the same position as Ireland.


wind turbine Screggah-wind-turbine-Padraig-McNulty-6-460x345 Wind power in Ireland: messy and expensive …


As the wheels fall off the great wind power fraud around the Globe, we thought we’d head back to the future, with this prescient piece from the Emerald Isle from last year.

Irish Energy Policy: An Expensive Mess
The Sunday Times (Irish edition)
Cormac Lucey
16 November 2014

In recent weeks political debate has been fixated on water charges. The political party most closely associated with the need for water charges, as a matter of principle, has been the Green Party. In fairness to it and to its leader, Eamon Ryan, the party has continued to make the case for water charges even in the face of mounting public hostility to the idea and its botched implementation. Another core Green Party policy has been a massive shift in Ireland’s energy policy away from use of fossil fuels towards wind energy. As…

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