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Therefore, based on these figures, the installed capacity for the past 10 years is:

Total (MW)

1998

314.8

1999

334.9

2000

396.9

2001

462.15

2002

552.51

2003

654.1

2004

892.18

2005

1,339.87

2006

1,964.82

2007

2,418.67


The Department does not produce forecasts for wind generation over the next 10 years. Scenarios on future growth of wind farms are being made as part of the renewables energy strategy consultation document which is due for publication later this summer and will appear on the BERR website.

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many applications for establishment of wind farm sites he (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) rejected in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. [212434]

Malcolm Wicks: Since the beginning of June 2007:


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