British wind surges in `96

The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) recently announced that the 34 wind farms in Britain doubled their output in 1996 to 505 million kWh, bringing Britain into fourth place as a European wind generator. The top three wind generating nations in Europe are Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.

The BWEA is working to see that 10 percent of the national electricity is wind generated by 2025.