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By the way, here is a photo of mine for you, in rather bad weather (thus sorry for quality):

You see 64% of the end-of-2005 Hungarian wind power capacity. The five big units in the foreground are 2 MW units with 113 m high towers, the two smaller in the background are older 600 kW units (IIRC on 40 m towers). All were built by an alliance of local entrepreneurs, rather than big companies or foreign investors. (A boom will follow this year and next: about 300 MW will be added. Investors would build ten times that much, but government policy is to cap it...)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 07:23:02 PM EST
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You see 64% of the end-of-2005 Hungarian wind power capacity.

<laugh> I can't believe it, it's the same in Bulgaria. So why is the Hungarian government capping the windmill expansion? Let me guess, a state owned electrical company? :)

Be careful! Is it classified?
by darin (dkaloyanov[at]gmail.com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 07:48:09 PM EST
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No more state-owned except the sole nuclear plant, but big foreign energy giants owning local coal, oil and gas plants means a rather strong counter-lobby. (They can and did threat withdrawal from Hungary is their terms aren't met.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 08:10:35 PM EST
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