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Saturday, October 04, 2003

Tides Turn Against Wind in Germany

Here's an interesting piece from the BBC reporting that
Germany Begins to Turn Against Wind
(9/29/03) . Seems that wind is starting to fall out of favor with Germany, the world's biggest producer of wind power. According to the report, Germany's economic minister has suggested reducing various incentives provided to wind to avoid a "subsidy mentality" while environmentalists have attacked plans for Germany's first offshore wind farm to be located in the North Sea, citing adverse impacts such as noise and dangers to birds. Still, Germany has committed to shutting its nuclear facilities and the power's got to be replaced somehow - so if not wind, then what source?


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