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Neil van Dokkum February 12, 2017 IrelandIreland

Revision of Irish Wind Energy Development Guidelines 2006

A study report released by the Irish Department of the Environment shows that, by the Government's own figures, a setback of at least 1,209 metres from a 175 m, 3.5 MW wind turbine is required.

New information in the form of a study report released by the Irish Department of the Environment on order of the Commissioner for Environmental Information shows that, by the Government's own figures, a setback of at least 1,209 metres from a 175 m, 3.5 MW wind turbine is required to underpin a 40 dB absolute limit.

This is a startling departure from the current regulations which require just 500 m!

Here is the report:

Report on Wind Turbine Noise Modelling
Neil van Dokkum
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Please read Neil van Dokkum's article on his website The Law is my Oyster.

Neil van Dokkum (B. SocSc; LLB; LLM; PGC Con.Lit) is a law lecturer and has been so since arriving in Ireland from South Africa in 2002.