What is happening at the High Court?
Not a lot, it would seem.
In 2009 Pat Swords started his campaign against government plans to cover the Irish countryside with more than three thousand wind turbines and six thousand kilometres of new high and medium voltage lines.
This led to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee in Geneva taking a test case in his name against the EU, in relation to the implementation of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) in Ireland, which was foisted on the Irish public without so much as a ‘how’s-your-father?’.
At the time Ireland had not ratified the Aarhus Treaty, and therefore proceedings could not be taken directly against the Irish Government. This was unfortunate because if their mad energy plan had been stopped then, a lot of hardship and anguish, never mind the wastage of billions…
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