Good news from Britain’s wind energy. It is set to exceed expectations with 50% more wind farms powering British homes and industry by 2010 than predicted four years ago, according to new figures published by the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA).

The growth is despite a whole host of anti-wind farm groups and certain hostile sections of the UK media. The report also predicts that 2006 will be a record year for the UK wind-power industry, which ranks eighth in the world in terms of installed wind farms.