Compared with 1993, output from wind plant in Britain increased by more than 50% last year. A British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) survey reveals that output in 1994 from UK wind farms increased to 317,000 MWh -- a rise of 56% from its 1993 level of 202,000 MWh. The 29 wind projects in place or under construction, totalling 170 MW of installed capacity, are capable of saving around 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, claims the BWEA. "These figures demonstrate that wind energy is providing useful electricity for the UK and is helping to make real reductions in pollution levels," says the Association's Michael Harper. Output for 1994 was down from what could have been expected because four wind farms -- all with Wind Energy Group turbines -- were out of action for several months for retrofitting.
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