Tim Cowhig, managing director of Element Power, which is involved in a wind energy project with Bord na Móna in the midlands, said 185m turbines were currently the most efficient, though that did not mean they would be the ones used. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA

There is scope for up to 1,000 wind turbines to be constructed in the midlands, a senior executive with Bord (...)

Ireland has the potential to export wind energy as other countries struggle to meet renewable energy targets. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland is touted as the European Saudi Arabia of wind with its wild Atlantic coast and large tracts of rural land. It also has the potential t(...)