UK: Wind to Power Over 3 Million Homes by 2010
Lots of good news about wind power these days. Christine recently wrote that it created lots of jobs in Wind Power Works and Justin reported that Wind Power is Becoming Cheaper Than Conventional Power in some places. Now, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) informs us that wind turbines are being installed faster than predicted in the UK and that "onshore wind farms will take the government halfway to its target of generating 10% of electricity from renewable sources by 2010." It is also interesting to note that despite some people's opposition to wind farms, a Guardian/ICM survey done in 2005 shows that about 70% of the UK population is endorsing the construction of a wind farm within 20 miles (32km) of their home. ::Onshore wind energy to power over 3 million homes by 2010, via ::Wind power 'ahead of predictions'