Watching the World
Wind force builds

10/18/1999
European authorities have voiced concerns about the ability of wind power to meet 10% of electricity demand by 2020, as proposed.Environmental campaign group Greenpeace, the European Wind Energy Association, and the Danish Forum for Energy & Development produced a report to dispel such doubts.Greenpeace said the study showed that a total of 1.2 million Mw of wind power capacity could be installed worldwide by 2020 to produce 10% of the world's power.This capacity, said Greenpeace, would equate to more than the total electric power consumption in Europe today, or 20% of worldwide electric power consumption in 1998.The three groups reckon that this wind-power boom would create 1.7 milli...
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