Offshore farms ‘best bet’ for wind energy projects

Source: The Irish Post

Offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea now offer the best prospect of exporting electricity to Britain, as the controversial proposals for the midlands will be delayed in the planning process, it has been claimed. The National Offshore Wind Association, which represents several offshore operators, said there was “no doubt that planning offshore is easier, because there’s nobody living there and we’ve done our environmental impact assessments”.

Arklow Bank windfarm. The National Offshore Wind Association, which represents several offshore operators, said there was “no doubt that planning offshore is easier, because there’s nobody living there and we’ve done our environmental impact assessments”.

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