Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group (LWEAG) has nominated Vicarstown man, Kevin Scully as their candidate in the local elecions.
While welcoming the news on the decision by the UK to pull out of the energy bridge project, LWEAG stressed the importance of maintaining vigilance to ensure compliance.
“The news of the collapse of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Minister Pat Rabbitt and UK energy minister Ed Davey in January 2013, to facilitate the export of wind energy from the Midlands to the UK, also comes as good news for the tourism and property sectors in Laois,” the group stated.
“We now have to look forward at the opportunities for growth and the creation of long term sustainable jobs in other areas, especially tourism,” said Kevin Scully.
“Top class hotels, the Rock of Dunamaise, heritage towns and buildings, the Slieve Bloom mountains, the Grand Canal and the beautiful landscape are among the attractions Laois has to offer the visitor.
“It is my firm belief that future plans for the creation of jobs in the county must take into account that the skill pool of employable persons in Laois goes beyond short term construction positions.”