Wednesday 21 March 2018

Windfarm may be built on unused landfill

A Canadian company wants to build a windfarm at the country’s largest landfill site, which was ‘mothballed’ some years ago, having cost €48m to develop. Cork County Council is in advanced discussions with Brookfield Renewable, which intends to take over some of the local authority’s on-hold landfill at Bottlehill and develop a multi-million euro windfarm there. The company was one of a number which tendered for use of some of the site, in a forest 23kms north of Cork city. The council is also considering other bids, which were submitted after the local authority published a call for proposals in the Official Journal of the European Union. The council views the Brookfield proposal as “one of the most economically advantageous bids” for future part-use of the Bottlehill site.

Read the full article @ The Irish Examiner

No comments: