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is a lot easier in Europe because the North Sea has very low water depths over huge surfaces. If it becoems necessary, you can build a LOT of wind farms in an area which is not very far from very big population centers.

Wind power is not yet the cheapest, but it gives us a wonderful hedge as the price will NOT increase once capacity is installed (cost at the time of installation can vary as raw materials to build the farms vary, but it's still not that resource intensive to build anyway).

Current plans are in the UK for offshore wind to provide 13% of total electricity by 2020. A lot of it is already permitted, or in the planning phase. And that's without a crash programme, just the current framework.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 12:17:09 PM EST
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