Austria's wind Energy Expands

Politics ♦ Published: January 15, 2011; 00:45 ♦ (Vindobona)

After years of stagnation, capacities for wind energy are now being expanded again. IG Windkraft considers that subsidies are too low.

Austria's wind Energy Expands / Picture: ©

After the expansion of wind power was reactivated again in 2010, turbines with a capacity of 120 megawatts will be built in 2011, according to IG Windkraft (Austrian Wind Energy Association).

IG Windkraft is pleased over a "successful year 2010". The multi-year stalemate on wind power expansion could be finally overcome. Eight plants with 16 megawatts were built in 2010. With…