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They need new sources of electrical generation to replace the nuclear plants destroyed.

In the short term, they can probably compensate with fossil fuels. But they are consciencious about the Kyoto protocol, and will need renewables.

They have hardly touched wind : about 2 GW of capacity, well under 1% of total capacity. They can't just apply off-the-shelf solutions : the windy places (far north, far south) are far from electricity consumers. The south is cyclonic. There are plenty of mountains with strong winds, but they are hard to access, and the winds are turbulent.

Surely they are ripe for some major offshore wind?

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by eurogreen on Mon Mar 14th, 2011 at 12:55:46 PM EST
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