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Gas threat to wind farm growth 

Credit:  By Ed Crooks in New York, Financial Times, www.ft.com 22 May 2011 ~~

Construction of new wind farms in the US is set to decline next year because of competition from cheap natural gas for power generation, the country’s largest developer of new wind power projects has said.

Ignacio Galán, chief executive of the Spanish energy group Iberdrola, said the rise in US shale gas production had transformed the country’s energy industry, driving down gas and electricity prices. “Shale gas makes the production of electricity from other sources not attractive enough,” he said.

Source:  By Ed Crooks in New York, Financial Times, www.ft.com 22 May 2011

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