'A Breath of Fresh Air': Offshore Wind Power Could Produce More Electricity Than World Uses

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 04:13:45 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

'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.'

Via libramoon@pluspora.com.

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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