Enough wind to power global energy demand, new research says

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    Enough wind to power global energy demand, new research says
    September 9, 2012

    Enough wind to power global energy demand, new research says
     
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    Do we have an extension cord long enough?
     
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    The combination of wind, solar, and other types of renewables can easily power the world. But it will require a new grid, because most of these are not point sources. Doable, but it will be expensive. Just not as expensive as continueing to pump GHGs into the atmosphere.
     
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    Unfortunately every community has some ordinance that limits the height of towers and safety guidelines that require such a structure to be so many fee away from a building that prevent POU. In rural areas though, POU is possible and practical. I hope to have a nice double hybrid system. Half of it will be grid tied generating extra energy and the other half will be stand alone so should the power lines go down, the battery backs will keep the lights on. If this was my house I would have already installed a few pieces.
     
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    No wonder the Germans & Chinese are beatin' the pants off us in wind power...
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    Wind power faces tax credit uncertainty
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21,`12 - Uncertainty over the federal wind tax credit, set to expire at the end of this year, is taking its toll on the nation's wind power industry.
     
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    You have no idea if any of that is even remotely possible. You've just read fake reports from Companies looking to get Gov't Handouts.

    Dupe.
     
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    Waltky --- you go have a chat with Granny and tell her to keep her pants on.. The Chinese are finding out just how expensive and difficult it is to integrate HIGH amounts of flaky wind power into their regions... We might just LET THEM spend more Yuan for awhile...


     
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    I'm beginning to wonder what, if any, contribution to "global warming" wind power facilities have had since their initial construction. Has any one ever wondered what happens when the energy contained in naturally occuring weather systems is captured and transfered to electromotive power?


    And what would be the result if the number of wind generators doubles-triples- quadruples, over the ensuing decades?

    Wind plays an integral part in weather dynamics around the globe. You can't expect to drastically alter existing patterns, systems, or the energy contained therein and not expect a change in... weather.
     

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