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Prof Tol said the main beneficiaries of Irish wind energy would be manufacturers of wind turbines, the majority of which are based abroad, and added that this is where the real jobs will be created by any growth in the sector.
Prof Tol said that, ultimately, wind energy is more expensive to produce than traditional energy, and subsequent higher energy prices will drag down the economy.
"Wind energy is more expensive, so it will result in higher energy costs that will slow down the economy destroying Irish jobs," said Prof Tol. "Typically you will find what you are doing is destroying jobs.