Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Strategic Plan: Bord na Móna
This committee is focused on an all-Ireland economy. There is a great opportunity for the State in wind energy etc. However, one of the dangers is that community interest or co-operation can be switched off if turbines are positioned too close to domestic homes. I believe the Mount Lucas turbines are 160 m tall, among the highest in the State at the moment. Does Bord na Móna have a code of ethics with regard to locating them 1 km away or ten times the height away, or is it only dealing under the current guidelines?