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How Ireland Became The Best In The World For Use Of Wind Power

Ireland is now number one in the world for use of onshore wind power. Public consultation has recent...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:44 PM - 11 Mar 2021



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

How Ireland Became The Best In The World For Use Of Wind Power

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:44 PM - 11 Mar 2021

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Ireland is now number one in the world for use of onshore wind power.

Public consultation has recently opened on what promises to be the country's largest wind farm, to be located 13 km off the Wicklow coast and capable of powering 1.2 million homes.

This and similar planned developments put Ireland on track to have 70% of our national electricity supplies generated by clean, locally produced sources.

But is this too good to be true?

John Gibbons joined us to discuss this in our weekly environment slot.

How Ireland Became The Best In The World For Use Of Wind Power

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