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'Madness' to build turbines

ONE OF Europe's leading energy specialists has told the MacGill Summer School that building more wind turbines around Ireland is "madness".

Dr Tony White, who has 35 years experience in international power markets, addressed the school in Glenties, Co Donegal yesterday.

"Customers are already suffering from amongst the highest power prices in Europe and it is surely madness to carry on and build yet more wind when there is a cheaper alternative," he said.