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Portugal boosts use of wind energy

Jan 05, 2010 - BBC Monitoring

For every 100 watts of electricity used last year in Portuguese homes, 15.03 watts came from wind energy - a figure which moves the country from third to second in the world in terms of the use of wind energy. Portugal is now behind Denmark and Spain.

The figures published by National Energy Network (REN) on energy production in Portugal in 2009, show that every 24 hours, 3 hours and 36 minutes, on average, come from wind farms, that means 31.6 per cent higher than the previous year. [Passage omitted]

Source: Publico website, Lisbon, in Portuguese 6 Jan 10

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