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Tidal power in Scotland shows the way

The recent decision by Scotland’s government to approve Europe’s largest tidal turbine project demonstrates a forward thinking attitude that should be noted by politicians in Northern Ireland. The Pentland Firth tidal turbine project is due to be constructed between now and 2020 and it is anticipated that it could generate enough electricity to power up […]

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Is Ballinlea the next Balcombe?

Following the huge and well-publicised protests against exploratory drilling in Balcombe (Sussex), Ballinlea, near Ballycastle in County Antrim, could well be the next focus of protests against on-shore oil and gas exploration. A similar application for drilling an exploratory well 2,700 metres (1.6 miles) deep has been made in Ballinlea, which could lead to fracking […]

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2030 Vision

2030 Vision – The Future of Energy in Ireland

Three representatives from the Ballinlea Residents Group attended the “2030 Vision – The Future of Energy in Ireland” conference on Thursday 19th September. the event was organised by the Good Energies Alliance Ireland and took place at the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. Some very interesting and informative material was presented, most notably by Keynote Speaker Deborah […]

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Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth support our objections

Friends of the Earth (Northern Ireland) have visited the proposed oil / gas well site at Ballinlea and have crafted an all encompassing objection letter which is currently with Planning awaiting a response.  View their letter of objection. Friends of the Earth (Northern Ireland) inspires solutions to environmental problems which make life better for people. […]

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