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Using Current Technologies, the Earth's Wind Could Exceed Our Global Power Needs

Jesse McDougall

Two independent U.S. studies have determined that "wind has the potential to produce more than 20 times the amount of energy the world now consumes." Available wind-energy resources are not the limiting factor in creating a 100% wind-powered world. We're held back by financial resources, political will, and the "not-in-my-backyard" phenomenon.

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  • Jeff Nelder

    If wind works to provide power, and the negative impact on the environment is minimized- then the only issue with this notion is money. With the impact to water and food, as well as all of the other aggregated impacts to society- such as war when water and food aren't plentiful, aren't we underestimating the financial cost of wind power?