ECJ fines Ireland €5m for lack of wind farm impact assessment

The European Court of Justice has handed a €5m fine to Ireland for failing to ensure that a wind farm had an environment impact assessment, six years after construction started

The European Court of Justice has handed a €5m fine to Ireland for failing to ensure that a wind farm in Derrybrien had an environment impact assessment (EIA), six years after construction started. 

Ireland will also have to pay €15,000 per day to the European Commission until it complies with a 2008 ruling requiring it to assess the project’s impact, as set out under EU rules.

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