• Germany says no to Nuclear power announces 30 wind Farms

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    Germany’s Bundestag or lower house of parliament passed a law last month aimed at increasing the amount of power generated by renewable energy sources like wind or solar power to 30 percent from the current 14 percent by 2020. The rise in the oil price has made this all the more pressing and the interest from investors’ shows that it is economically viable. The government is aiming to obtain “25,000 megawatts of energy from wind farms by 2030.

    The wind farms would be built in the Baltic and North seas and said some 2,000 windmills should soon be producing 11,000 megawatts of electricity. The first wind farm will go up off Borkum Island in the North Sea later this year. Wind energy currently makes up seven percent of the nation’s energy consumption.

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on July 7, 2008