The sunny side of our energy needs
Published 16/06/2010 | 05:00
THE Irish Wind Energy Association says about €14bn will be invested in windfarms to meet the EU target of 40pc of all electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020 (Irish Independent, June 8).
I believe winds are too unpredictable to rely on for long-range production forecasts.
The real profiteers in windfarms are the landowners and companies lucky to get planning permission. Apart from the initial setting-up stage, it is not a labour-intensive venture and the suggested creation of 10,000 jobs is very debatable.