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21st September 2011

Press Release 21st. September 2011

“An Taisce calls for Moratorium on Fracking”

An Taisce called for a moratorium on ‘Fracking’ in a presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht.

23rd August 2011

An Taisce Calls for joined up thinking between the Commission for Energy Regulation, The Department of Environment and Planning Authorities.

An Taisce recently appealed two wind farms on environmental concerns, one in Co. Galway (PL07.238734) and one in County Clare (PL03 .237524). Last week An Bord Pleanála refused planning permission for the one in Co. Galway and this week they granted planning permission for the one in Co. Clare but this may never be connected to the Grid.

19th August 2011

FRANK McDONALD The Irish Times - Friday, August 19, 2011

AN BORD Pleanála has refused planning permission for a major wind farm in Connemara, consisting of 27 turbines, on the basis that it would “erode the visual and environmental amenity of this area” of Co Galway.

Overturning Galway County Council’s decision to approve the scheme after it was appealed by An Taisce, Inland Fisheries Ireland and six individual objectors, the board said the Connemara landscape “is one of the principal assets of the tourism industry” in the county.

17th July 2011

Press Release 17th July 2011

“Major Planning Decision protecting Connemara Landscape”

Refusal by An Bord Pleanála ref: PL07.238734 overturning permission by Galway County Council Ref 10/1326, for 27 wind turbines at Lettermuckoo, Muckanaghkillew Galway

An Bord Pleanála has refused a major wind energy development in east Connemara following appeal by An Taisce and a number of local sources.

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Press Release 30th June 2011

“Lower Electricity Prices, Local Employment and Sustainable Agricultural Opportunities as Result of An Taisce and Mayo Renewable Power Agreement”

Mayo Renewable Power will lodge a protocol to ensure sustainability of local source of biomass and An Taisce have withdrawn its appeal to the planning permission.

28th April 2011

Charles Stanley-Smith Chair of An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland was deeply critical of calls by the ESRI's John FitzGerald for Corrib gas to come on-stream in order to address energy security for Ireland. He indicated that the ESRI's John FitzGerald acknowledged lack of familiarity with the Corrib gas controversy (as stated on an interview this morning on RTE radio's Morning Ireland) was evidenced in the naivety of his 'research' paper's proposition that Corrib Gas would contribute to Ireland's energy security.

21st December 2009

Biggest emitter upbeat on accord

CLIFFORD COONAN in Beijing- The Irish Times Monday 21st December 2009

CHINA: CHINA, THE world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, gave a decidedly upbeat reading on the outcome of the Copenhagen climate conference that ended with an agreement that urges major polluters to make deeper emissions cuts, but does not require it.

Premier Wen Jiabao had brought “hope and confidence to the world” by attending the summit, foreign minister Yang Jiechi said in a statement.

26th June 2013

An Taisce has reviewed the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) submitted as part of the application for planning permission for the development of a wind farm on the Kish and Bray banks including 145 wind turbines with a maximum blade tip height of 160m, and associated infrastructure including monopile turbine foundations, scour protection, two meteorological masts of up to 100m in height, interturbine/export cabling and offshore substation.

An Taisce have submitted a number of points regarding the proposed project under the headings:


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