[Paleopsych] Wind Power Falls Under $0.01/kwh
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Fri Sep 17 19:26:35 UTC 2004
Frank Forman here:
I'm disinclined to get involved in the disputes over energy, since the
market will determine what gets used, not my own predictions. I read
recently that electricity from coal costs 4¢/kwh while electricity from
solar power costs 22¢/kwh. So this new development about wind power, if
accurate (and comparable to the other estimates, which may not be the
case) is an exciting development.
With technologies that will increase intelligence coming right down the
pike, and with the unlikelihood that capitalism will be abrogated, I have
every reason to take Teddy Kennedy's attitude to the putative energy
From: brian-slashdotnews at hyperreal.org
Date: 15 Sep 2004 04:26:04 -0000
To: slashdotnews at hyperreal.org
Subject: Wind Power Falls Under $0.01/kwh
Posted by: timothy, on 2004-09-15 01:40:00
from the hey-it's-breezy-in-here dept.
js7a writes "Colorado State University's Rocky Mountain
Collegian reports that, "as of June [the price of wind power]
dropped to 1 cent per kwh." Even without further expected improvements
in turbine technology, the U.S. would now need to use less than 3% of
its farmland to get 95% of its electricity demand satisfied by wind
power. Plus, wind power is the only mitigation of global warming,
because if the whole world converted to wind power in 15 years, the
amount of power being extracted from the atmosphere would be more than
the increase in greenhouse gas atmospheric energy forcing since 1600.
Don't say goodbye to coal and oil, yet, though; unless cell technology
increases substantially, when we run out of oil we will convert coal
to synthetic fuel."
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