Sunday 14 November 2010

Hydro energy plan turned down

An Bord Pleanála has turned down plans for an ambitious hydro energy storage scheme using a mountain lake reservoir on the peatland uplands of the Cork-Kerry border.

The site in the Derrynasaggart mountains is within the Republic’s largest candidate special area of conservation. Observers feared bog slides and water contamination.

Enerco Energy of Co Cork had planned to construct a 90MW pumped hydro energy storage scheme.

Irish Times

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