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posted by Cactus on Friday February 28 2014, @03:31AM   Printer-friendly
from the breaking-wind dept.

Fluffeh writes:

"At the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford, spoke in a session on renewable energy.

Jacobson was invited to speak at the conference because he has developed a roadmap to convert the entire U.S. to renewable energy using primarily wind, water, and solar generated energy. His detailed analysis includes looking at costs and benefits on a per-state basis, including the obvious benefits to human health from reduced pollution. One of his slides showed a very unexpected benefit, however: taming of destructive hurricanes with the help of offshore wind farms.

Jakobson's study, co-authored by Cristina L. Archer and Willett Kempton, has been published in Nature Climate Change (full text available here)."

 
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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by TK on Friday February 28 2014, @04:27PM

    by TK (2760) on Friday February 28 2014, @04:27PM (#8575)

    For those too lazy to do the math, that's $1,560,000,000,000 or roughly 1.5 quadrillion dollars. Roughly one tenth of the US GDP in 2012.

    Maybe China will be nice and give a bulk discount on all that neodymium.

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