Czech wind power growth stalls

Wind turbine in the Czech Republic

Wind turbine in the Czech Republic

Wind power growth in the Czech Republic all but dried up last year, with only four new projects added with a total capacity of 8MW – leaving the country with an installed base of 268MW at the end of 2013.

Michal Janecek, chairman of the Czech Wind Energy Association (CSVE), said: “The cheapest domestic renewable resource is in strong decline."

CSVE points out that in stark contrast to the rest of Europe, where there continues to be strong support for developing wind and renewable energy sources, the Czech Republic was instead supporting the development of coal and nuclear power.

Janecek says that wind power installations in the Czech Republic have increased very slowly, with the exception of 2012 – and claims at the current rate the country will not be able to meet Log in to read complete article.

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