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To be honest, during my Googling, I found one source stating a high ratio (I don't remember anymore, maybe just 1:2), but I discounted it. It was a rough indirect estimate of the total energy input, calculating backwards from GDP numbers and various energy sector statistics.

At any rate, I'm glad you saw that about wind turbines, for I am a big wind power advocate.

(A fond memory of mine is when an American wrote me that there is a wind farm near him that kills many birds, I could impress him by telling him where he lives: near the infamous Altamont Pass.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Jun 28th, 2005 at 12:13:15 PM EST
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