Cappawhite Wind Farm Community Fund Announces Application Deadline Extension

Cappawhite Wind Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB, is pleased to announce an deadline extension for communities interested in applying for funding from the wind farm’s associated community fund. The fund opened Monday 8 January, and will now remain open until Monday 30 April at 5pm. We welcome the applications received so far and we’d like to […]

Community Wind Projects like in Templederry – The Way Forward says Harkin

Some of the many difficulties surrounding the development of windfarms could be dealt with by ensuring real community participation and benefit derived from their operation. This was the view of Independent MEP Marian Harkin following a meeting with representatives of the community owned Templederry Energy Resources which has two wind turbines operating in North Tipperary. […]

Labour ministers use wind-farms as political football – Dunne

Cllr Davy Dunne of Sinn Féin has slated two Labour party minsters for their failure to act to protect the interests of communities under siege from wind-farm developments. He was speaking in the wake of recent reports of in-fighting among Labour ministers and senators over planning guidelines. Cllr Dunne said: “The new guidelines on planning […]

Call For Wind Farm Guidelines In Tipperary

Councillor Davy Dunne of Sinn Féin has called on the Minister for the Environment to immediately publish long-awaited guidelines on the location of wind-farms. He was speaking after this months Tipperary County Council meeting, where a Sinn Féin motion calling for a moratorium on the granting of planning permission was ruled as inoperable by County […]

South Tipperary County Council Adopts Renewable Energy Strategy

A new Renewable Energy Strategy for South Tipperary was adopted at a recent council meeting (March 3rd). This strategy was prepared as a joint initiative by the Council and the Tipperary Energy Agency. It will ensure that South Tipperary can take advantage of renewable energy opportunities thus creating local jobs and increasing the self-sufficiency of […]