New regulations regarding windfarms in Irelands are set to be implemented by next year.
This regulations include stipulations such as windmills found to be too loud having to be shut down.
Also included in the new regulations is a minimum required distance of 500m between a windfarm and homes.
The new regulations also (will)Â state that 43 decibels will now be the maximum allowed noise level on said farms.
The announcement comes after sound has become an issue to residents living in a close proximity to these farms., leading to complaints.
This has led to the proposing of these regulations by the Energy Minister, Denis Naughten.
The industry are upset at the new regulations, but they are said to be vital in securing the future of this industry, without further problems.
The Government is also proposing a community dividend in areas where turbines are approved.
The regulations are due to take effect in the first few months of 2018.