In the May issue of The Utilities Journal, Steffen Nielsen outlined the success of wind generation which has been developing since 1985. Nearly 20% of Denmark’s electricity demand is now said to be met by wind turbines. The turbine construction industry was said to be buoyant, with Denmark supplying some 40% of the world market. The implicit message is that demand for turbines remains high around the world. David J. White, Independent Consultant, assesses the real costs of wind energy generation in Europe.