zondag 22 maart 2009

Gales set wind power record for Spain

Wind Turbines in the north west of Spain set a new record for power generation where gales blew across the country, with more than 40% of the country's energy needs being generated by wind turbines. The new record stands at a peak of 11,180 megawatts of electricity supply.

Wind power has so far covered 11.5% of demand this year, 30% more than last year. Renewable energies provided 31% of total electricity supply in Spain in February, partly thanks to generous rains that boosted hydroelectric production.

The World Wildlife Fund praised Spain’s rapid move into renewable energies. Spain has also earned praises from WWF for its overall effort in developing renewable energy during the past 12 years. By the next year Spain aims to meet 30% of its annual electricity demand from renewable sources.Spain has now a 38% reduction in CO² emissions compared with 2008.

I think this is incredible news. Because that's a lot of energy that's produced. But I think It doesn’t have to be 40% all the time to be a huge victory for the viability of wind power. When there is wind, there is energy! This is why I am a great fan of these wind turbines.

So I think that these wind farms are very positive for Spain because they produce a lot of energy and this i why I think that many other countries should follow Spain to build these wind farms.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/mar/06/spain-wind-power

Dominique Van Huffel

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