Wind Power

  EMBARGOED UNTIL 3 PM, EDT, MONDAY, SEPT. 10 - FILE - This March 19, 2012 file photo shows a general view of a Aliade 150 wind turbine the largest in France erected in Le Carnet, western France. Two new scientific studies say Earth has more than enough wind to power the entire world, at least technically. But other experts say that's way too pie-in-the-sky because the studies aren't grounded in the economic realities of energy. The two studies look only at physics not finances. The studies by two different California science teams calculate that the world could get hundreds of trillions of watts of power from wind turbines now operating. The research in two scientific journals base that on geophysics. And if somehow turbines could tap fast-moving gusts 6 miles above the ground, they would generate far more energy. (AP Photo / David Vincent)
EMBARGOED UNTIL 3 PM, EDT, MONDAY, SEPT. 10 - FILE - This March 19, 2012 file photo shows a general view of a Aliade 150 wind turbine the largest in France erected in Le Carnet, western France. Two new scientific studies say Earth has more than enough wind to power the entire world, at least technically. But other experts say that's way too pie-in-the-sky because the studies aren't grounded in the economic realities of energy. The two studies look only at physics not finances. The studies by two different California science teams calculate that the world could get hundreds of trillions of watts of power from wind turbines now operating. The research in two scientific journals base that on geophysics. And if somehow turbines could tap fast-moving gusts 6 miles above the ground, they would generate far more energy. (AP Photo / David Vincent)

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