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    Pat Rabitte provided an eight week consultation window early summer on Ireland's contentious Green energy policy. At this stage, many powerful vested interests have got involved in that potential pot of publicly subsidised gold.

    Very interesting leak in this week's Farmers' Journal of the ESB's submission to government in this consultation process - slams the whole basis of Eirgrid and Grid West as being based on a gross overestimate of need (as I've mentioned here before .

    No need for either, according to the ESB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Pat Rabitte provided an eight week consultation window early summer on Ireland's contentious Green energy policy. At this stage, many powerful vested interests have got involved in that potential pot of publicly subsidised gold.

    Very interesting leak in this week's Farmers' Journal of the ESB's submission to government in this consultation process - slams the whole basis of Eirgrid and Grid West as being based on a gross overestimate of need (as I've mentioned here before .

    No need for either, according to the ESB.
    That's interesting. The IFA are weighing in now.

    FA Environment & Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Harold Kingston has called on EirGrid to review their plans to put thousands of kilometres of electricity lines across the country.This follows the publication by ESB of a report which questions the future electricity demand predicted by EirGrid. ESB’s own assessment is that demand will grow by 4%, while the EirGrid figure was over ten times greater at 45%. The report goes on to question the necessity for projects currently being planned by EirGrid, including Grid West and Grid Link.
    Harold Kingston said, “Farm families right across the country continue to express concern regarding EirGrid’s proposals. Now ESB, which will actually own the electricity infrastructure that EirGrid is planning to build, is also questioning the need for such large scale development..”
    Harold Kingston said, “Energy policy in Ireland is clearly disjointed, with ESB and EirGrid now at odds regarding electricity infrastructure requirements. IFA recently met with Energy Minister Alex White and called on him to publish a clear national Energy Plan which is fully costed and makes sense. The need for this plan is now even greater. If energy policy is to be successful, then it must provide a clear directional path and Irish people deserve that clarity regarding energy policy”.
    http://www.ifa.ie/ifa-call-for-revie.../#.VFLUbUvDHwI

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    That's interesting. The IFA are weighing in now.



    http://www.ifa.ie/ifa-call-for-revie.../#.VFLUbUvDHwI
    They're right about disjointed. This wasn't guided by any overall plan, just the notion that there was plenty of trough potential. Another Irish Water.
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    Massive pylons (400 kv of power) 50 metres from homes --

    An Bord Pleanala has granted permission for the North South interconnector pylon line today.

    It looks as though this will go to the Courts and also an intensified political campaign. It is massively opposed by people and communities affected.
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    Funny how these decisions are always announced as people go on holiday and the media slope off to the pub.

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