14 Jun '11, 11pm

UK boasts just one wind turbine per 100 square kilometres via @businessgreen

The UK currently boasts just one wind turbine per 100 square kilometres, according to a new industry study intended to dispel the myth that the countryside is being paved with wind turbines. The report from trade association RenewableUK confirms the UK is lagging far behind many other European nations in its development of onshore wind energy, currently boasting an average of just 1.11 wind turbines for every 100 square kilometres. FURTHER READING ScottishPower clears 1GW UK onshore wind milestone Repsol sails into Scottish offshore wind market with £50m SeaEnergy purchase The concentration of turbines is even lower in England, where there are just 0.49 turbines for every 100 square kilometres. The figures confirm the UK is lagging far behind European leaders in wind energy, including several countries with a similar or higher level of population density. For example, Denm...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2078853/uk-boasts-wi...

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