Minister not overly concerned with Co Kildare wind farm worries

  Wind farm  groups in Co Kildare have reacted angrily to an announcement by Minister for Communications and Energy about not being overly concerned about changing guidelines in relation to distance. There is currently an application from Element Power to construct more than 40 turbines in Co Kildare. Minister Alex White said while he will examine noise and flicker issue, he is not going to address changing the minimum distance between houses and turbines. The Minister said that the proposal by campaigners, if implemented, would spell the end of on-shore wind production in this country.

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