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How would this be done without petroleum-based ships? Sail tug boats towing the platforms? Or would it be simpler and easier to put little nukes in most of the construction vessels?

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jul 11th, 2010 at 05:44:57 AM EST
H2 from desalinated seawater using offshore wind electricity?

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by Crazy Horse on Sun Jul 11th, 2010 at 05:52:46 AM EST
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using some/all of the extracted salt for peak extra energy storage?

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jul 11th, 2010 at 06:19:57 AM EST
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the boats are petroleum-powered. But the energy input is minimal compared to the overall energy input of the wind farm. The EROEI is generally estimated to be in the low 20s, meaning that it takes 6 months to "recoup" the initial energy costs.

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Jul 11th, 2010 at 06:58:52 AM EST
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Why would you want that?

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by nicta (nico@altiva․fr) on Sun Jul 11th, 2010 at 07:13:45 AM EST
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Oh, just thinking a bit ahead to when we won't have cheap bunkering oil for ships...

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jul 11th, 2010 at 08:22:26 AM EST
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