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Wind turbines increasingly part of the EU power grid

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

LUXEMBOURG - Since 2000, electricity generated by wind turbines throughout the European Union has increased by 150 percent. It makes up for five percent of all capacity, as it does in the Netherlands alone. Most of the electricity however still is derived from natural gas or other fossil fuel powered electrical plants, with nuclear power plants accounting for 19 percent. The Netherlands is the second-largest importer of electricity in the EU, after Italy. France is the largest exporter.