Irish Economist – Colm McCarthy says: Time to Scrap Ireland’s Failed Wind Power Policy

Irish and UK politicians are listening to residents worried about wind farms and economists arguing against their high cost. Pat Rabitte says the Ireland UK interconnector deal has been put on hold


1397574371-dublin-thousands-gather-to-protest-against-pylons-and-wind-turbines_4479876 The wind industry proves that you can’t fool all the people, all the time.


Scrap wind farm plans, urges economist Colm McCarthy
The Irish Times
Barry Roche
20 October 2014

Ireland already has excess generating capacity under ‘failed EU policy’

Ireland should abandon plans to build more wind farms in order to comply with a European Union policy which has failed – especially in light of the fact that the State already has more power generation capacity than it needs, a leading economist has urged.

Colm McCarthy said Ireland seemed intent on “being the best pupil in the European Union class” when it comes to using renewable energy, despite the fact that this policy has failed and is about to be abandoned.

“It seems to me to be contrary to the national interest to incur substantial economic costs in complying with an EU policy which has failed and which…

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