UK sails ahead in offshore wind power

The UK has sailed ahead in offshore wind power generation in the past six months, building more offshore windfarms than any other country in the world, and accounting for almost all of the turbines erected in European waters this year. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Mary Hartney - Jul 27, 2011 - 3:21 AM PDT
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Judith Davidsen
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by Judith Davidsen - Jul. 27, 2011

Very important topic, but sounds as though it's based on a press release and a couple of phone calls. Europe and specifically Germany seem to provide "context" but the real context--how much of Britain's energy will be replaced, will there be cost savings and when--is missing. Also would have been nice to see a table of countries showing the number of windfarms built/planned.

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Russell Imrie
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by Russell Imrie - Jul. 27, 2011

A lot of referenced stats make this, if not dramatic writing, a valuable read that hands the interested reader numbers and less obvious facts that upgrade one's understanding of the issue. It is very focused and is not weakened in its mission to inform by distracting political rhetoric.

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