SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

October 27, 2009 04:01 ET

U.K. Wind Power Breezes Past 4-Gigawatt Barrier, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Wind-generated power has reached the 4-gigawatt (GW) mark in the United Kingdom and is on track to overtake nuclear power by 2012, but only if the current planning process is overhauled. According to the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), the 4-GW barrier was broken after the commissioning of three new windfarms. The latest 1 GW of capacity took less than a year to install, compared to 14 years to deliver the first GW of wind power, which was achieved in 2005.

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