A future built on sustainability that protects the Irish landscape,environment, people and economy.
Wind Aware Ireland’s aim is to reform the Irish Government’s unsustainable wind energy policy. Our objective is to ensure that energy policies and developments fulfil the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, economic and social.
Our role is to hold policy makers to account to ensure that they act on evidence and to provide a counter balance to business influence on the political process.
Wind Aware Ireland was established to communicate a clear and concise argument, based on evidence and facts, which demonstrates that wind energy at a certain point, is environmentally and economically unsustainable. We provide information and resources for policy makers, journalists and community groups interested in wind energy.
The current debate about wind energy in Ireland has focused primarily on social issues such as community impact, set back distance, visual impact, amenity loss, and noise. These are relevant and important. However, the debate must first examine if wind energy is capable of reducing CO2 and if so, at what cost? Wind Aware Ireland aims to encourage and promote this debate.
Wind Aware Ireland is a voluntary group concerned about the quality of Government decision making and the impact this has on policy. We are alarmed at the influence of private sector interests, the lack of evidence based decision making and we question the independence of advice the Government is receiving. Wind Aware hopes to provide a counter to influential wind sector lobbying.
Wind Aware Ireland represents a number of community groups concerned about current wind energy plans as well as the associated grid and substation infrastructure upgrades necessary to support wind energy. Wind Aware, through its network, intend to build a credible voice that will hold this government’s energy policy to account.
Who we are
Wind Aware Ireland (WAI) is a non-profit, non-political alliance of community groups and individuals who challenge the Irish government’s current unsustainable wind energy policy.
Through this web site, WAI promotes awareness and documents the impacts of industrial-scale wind turbines on the environment, economy, and quality of life.
Wind Aware Ireland wants to hear from you
If you would like to contact us regarding wind farm developments, or if you have a question, including press queries, just contact us at:
Phone: 057 86 27048
Mobile: 086 256 8863
The Wind Aware Ireland website has been developed as a resource for community groups, journalists or individuals who wants to access credible information about wind farms, pylons, cables, substations and Irish Energy Policy.
The following community groups have endorsed this website. We are grateful for their support.
Wexford EirGrid Action Group
Killucan-Raharney Wind Information Group (KRWIG)
Geashill Wind Information group.
Castlejordan/Ballinabrackey/Clonmore Wind Action Group
DWIG (Derravaragh Wind Turbine Info Group)
Ardglass Wind turbine Action Awareness group
Kilcormac/Kinnitty/Cadamstown Wind Energy
People Over Wind
RTS Substation group
Rhode Parish Wind Turbine Action Group
Durrow/Kilbeggan Wind Information Group
North Kildare Environmental Protection Group
Stradbally against Spin
South Kildare Against Spin
West Tyrone against Wind Turbines
South Wicklow Wind Action Group
Swan, Wolfhill and Luggacurran Wind Aware Group
Rathangan Against Spin
Kildare Environmental Awareness Group
Moy Valley Protection Group. Representing, Knockmore, Ardagh, Moygownagh, Kilfian and Foxford
Mount Temple & District Windfarm Information Group.
Banagher and Garbally Wind Information Group
The Garryhinch Wind Energy Awareness Group
Tubber Wind Information Group TWIG
Ballycommon wind energy information group
Black stairs Conservation concern
Edenderry Ballyfore districts
Inishowen Wind Energy Awareness Group, Co Donegal
Drumadarragh and District Residents Association, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim
Concerned Residents of Spink