Our Vision



A future built on sustainability that protects the Irish landscape,environment, people and economy.

Our Mission

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.

Our Approach



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:




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

Mount Temple

Inishowen Wind Energy Awareness Group, Co Donegal

Drumadarragh and District Residents Association, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim

Concerned Residents of Spink