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Larne Area Plan 2010
Utilities: Energy

As part of an international drive to combat acid rain and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases there is a greater awareness of the environmental consequences of energy production and a growing emphasis on both energy conservation and renewable energy sources.
Government Policy in relation to energy is aimed at ensuring that the needs of society for energy are satisfied while at the same time ensuring that environmental damage is kept to a minimum. Consequently the Department will support initiatives aimed at reducing the demand for energy from fossil fuels.
Larne Borough has large areas of exposed upland. However much of the area is within the Antrim Coast and Glens A.O.N.B. and as such would not be considered suitable for the location of wind turbines.
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