'It would take a major infrastructural commitment to develop wind power
to the point that the renewable energy resource could take over the
majority of global energy needs, but it's not impossible. As The
Guardian pointed out Friday, "if windfarms were built across all useable
sites which are no further than 60km (37 miles) off the coast, and where
coastal waters are no deeper than 60 metres, they could generate 36,000
terawatt hours of renewable electricity a year."
"This would easily meeting the current global demand for electricity of
23,000 terawatt hours," added The Guardian.
Such a change in worldwide energy demand would require a massive
investment of "public pressure, business leadership, and political
leadership," green group Friends of the Earth said on Twitter.'
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics