23 Aug 2012
IFA ESTABLISH WIND ENERGY PROJECT TEAM TO SUPPORT LANDOWNERS AFFECTED BY LARGE WIND PROJECTSUncategorized
IFA President John Bryan has announced the establishment of a new Project Team within the Association, headed up by South Leinster Vice-President Jer Bergin, to support landowners affected by large-scale wind energy projects.
Mr. Bryan said, “Planned wind-energy projects over the next five years may impact on over 3,000 landowners. Many of these landowners are in the Midlands and will be affected by the 8,000mW projects proposed by Mainstream Renewable Power and Element Power.”
“In setting up this Wind Energy Project Team, the Association is sending a clear statement to the wind industry that landowners’ entitlements must be protected. Farmers have genuine concerns about the terms and obligations of the lease and option agreements they are being asked to sign and the Association will work to ensure that farmers receive the most favourable package of measures.”