Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wind can power the world

Though there are quite a number of areas where their ideal wind generation is very far from population centers, the potential to generate the great majority of our power using is amazing.  President Obama should put a moratorium on the building of any coal, oil, or nuclear power plants to make room for this.

Here is news of the study from the National Academy of Science:

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0622-hance_global_wind.html

“Large-scale development of wind power in China could allow for close to an 18-fold increase in electricity supply relative to consumption reported for 2005,” the researchers write. “The bulk of this wind power, 89%, could be derived from onshore installations. The potential for wind power in the U.S. is even greater, 23 times larger than current electricity consumption, the bulk of which, 84%, could be supplied onshore.”