Spain is leading EU drive towards renewable energy
MADRID: Even as Britain, following a detailed review, mulls the need for increased nuclear capacity, Spain has the bit between its teeth as it champions renewable energy.
July 24, 2006
in Gulf Times
Spain is in the EU renewables vanguard as the European Union targets a 20% share of overall energy production by 2010, compared with a projected three% for Japan.
Wind farms are a major part of the national strategy and the share of overall wind farm-generated production is set to double to 12% over the next four years – giving some 20,000MW of installed capacity.
While such comparisons are not precise, in the US, 1MW of wind power generates about as much electricity as 240-300 homes use, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
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