Damages for wind farm nuisance to be heard today

McTell

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According to windaware Ireland, a case has been boiling away since 2011 called Shivnen and others v. Enercon (no. 9955 P)

Enercon has accepted that a nuisance was caused by their windfarm, and the main issue today is fixing damages.

Wind farm being sued by families admits its liability | Irish Examiner

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I'm not a member of WAI and have no axe to grind either way. I'm pro wind farms if everyone is happy. The net benefit seems small.

Farmers who sign up can then be sued by neighbours, and yet can be restricted in transferring their land. However they can be paid up to €18,000 per turbine, and by and large higher, windier, sites are away from neighbours and paying little for hill farming.

Problems seem to have emerged where politicians / planners felt it had to be done, and approved some schemes so as to be seen to be doing something about global warming. Kneejerks plus groupthink = cost!
 


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Ultimately the electricity consumer will have to pay the damages claims.
 

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luckly for the tax payer, the fat phat bunnys brainwave of making ireland the uk's private wind farm fell through
 

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A Government commissioned report through SEAI an Emanation of the State commissioned RPS to carry out a Report on Wind Turbine Noise Modelling, of 11 May 2015.

The findings confirm that the noise outputs at distance from wind turbines has been massively underestimated.
https://cawtdonegal.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/irish-government-modelling-of-wind-energy-potential/

Fair enough, so I'm guessing that a lawyer has scored an open goal and said that SEAI have a vested interest (even if they don't).

This is part of the problem, all the experts including the lawyers have vested interests somewhere or other.
 

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Most of the location opportunities for building wind turbines in Ireland arise at close distances to homes in the 500 metre to 750 metre setback band.

RPS found a setback of 1209 metres was required to achieve a 40dBA level at the 99th percentile.

The availability of sites at different setbacks is analyzed in the attached link.

https://irelandafternama.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/wind-turbines-bill/
 


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