The Natural Limits of Wind Energy

The analysis at http://www.earth-syst-dynam.net/2/1/2011/esd-2-1-2011.html from the University of Jena in Germany suggests that the amount of energy available in the Earth system to be extracted by wind-turbines is limited, and if sufficient energy is removed the world climate will be affected.

Funded by the OIL INDUSTRY this report comes to some startling conclusions based on simulations.  One telling phrase = “as the atmospheric CO2 concentration increases, as it must with the continued burning of fossil fuels, the kinetic energy generation from the atmosphere will decrease thus further diminishing the amount of energy that may be sensibly extracted by wind-turbines on the very large scale.”

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