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Alternative Energy Projects.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 25 April 2007

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Questions (159)

Ned O'Keeffe


179 Mr. N. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the grant aid available in establishing a wind turbine business; and if he will confirm the regulations relevant to such an establishment. [15403/07]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment)

The issue of wind turbines generally is a matter for Sustainable Energy Ireland which is under the aegis of the Department of Communications Marine and Natural Resources, and not one in which I am directly involved. However, Enterprise Ireland inform me that they can support the establishment of a business to make wind turbines subject to the normal commercial requirements of E.I. grant aid, i.e. that the business is economically and commercially viable and export orientated. However, if the question relates to the establishment of wind farms, E.I. is not in a situation to support such a development.