Spain approves installation of offshore wind farms
"This law will allow the installation for the first time of electricity generators in the ocean."
- Pedro Solbes, economy minister
Madrid, Spain - The government of Spain on Friday approved legislation that will allow offshore wind parks to be set up along the nation's vast coastline in an effort to boost the use of renewable energy sources.
Spain, which along with Germany and Denmark, is among the three biggest producers of wind power in the 27-nation European Union, plans to triple the amount of energy it derives from renewable sources by 2020.