Sunday, March 2, 2008

Winds Abroad

By Chris

Europe has embraced commercial wind energy. Some examples:

  • DENMARK produces 20% of its electric power from wind and plans to double that figure over the next few decades.

  • In GERMANY, nearly 19,000 wind turbines cover the country, generating 5% of its electricity. It will be start building hundreds of new turbines in the North and Baltic seas next year.

  • BRITAIN plans to 7,000 wind turbines-enough to power all of the nations houses by 2020.

The question now is whether the United States will embrace wind power, because right now less than 3% of the electricity produced comes in this form.

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