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Wind Energy

  • Wind energy is a clean, sustainable source of energy
  • Wind energy drives down the cost of electricity
  • At any one time, the grid can operate at 85% renewable energy
  • The renewable energy projects are there to deliver 80% renewable energy usage by 2030
  • WEI/Baringa report showed that 4.1GW of wind energy was installed in Ireland over 20 years, at a cost of €1 per person per year. 
  • Wind energy provided 50% of Ireland’s electricity in December 2023
  • Wind energy provided 35% of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s electricity in 2023, totalling a record-breaking 13,725 gigawatt-hours (GWh) 

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Photomontage Viewer

The location of each baseline photograph is surveyed to within 10cm of accuracy meaning the photomontages are extremely accurate in terms of location and size of the proposed turbines. These photomontages are created using an industry standard process and governed by very strict guidelines. They have also been peer reviewed as part of the proposed development’s EIA process, with no concerns regarding the validity of the photomontages.