MRBI poll says 80% of people are in favour of wind farms

wind turbineA new poll has found that the majority of people are in favour of harnessing Ireland's wind energy potential.

The MRBI poll for the Irish Wind Energy Association found 80 percent of those surveyed approve of the use of wind farms.

A wind turbine collapsed during a storm in Donegal a few days ago and many living near wind farms say they're too noisy.

But Kenneth Matthews, CEO of IWEA, says communities and safety are always at the heart of the planning process:

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