If the world shifts to clean energy, wind-generated electricity will play a big role—and there is more than enough wind for that, according to a new computer model.
“We’re not saying, ‘Put turbines everywhere,’ but we have shown that there is no fundamental barrier to obtaining half or even several times the world’s all-purpose power from wind by 2030. The potential is there, if we can build enough turbines,” says Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University.
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