Total global wind power ‘to the nearest whole number’

Watts Up With That?

Let’s look at that big zero in the context of world energy. According to this Bloomberg article (cited by Wikipedia) Wind power capacity now totals 238 gigawatts worldwide at end of 2011. Read the article

11 thoughts on “Total global wind power ‘to the nearest whole number’

  1. I suspect that this blog article was the inspiration — according to BH:
    http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/beginning-end-wind

    To the nearest whole number, the percentage of the world’s energy that comes from wind turbines today is: zero. Despite the regressive subsidy (pushing pensioners into fuel poverty while improving the wine cellars of grand estates), despite tearing rural communities apart, killing jobs, despoiling views, erecting pylons, felling forests, killing bats and eagles, causing industrial accidents, clogging motorways, polluting lakes in Inner Mongolia with the toxic and radioactive tailings from refining neodymium, a ton of which is in the average turbine — despite all this, the total energy generated each day by wind has yet to reach half a per cent worldwide.

    It could be….

    People do seem to be catching on — don’t they?

    Will the liberal voters every trust the Ontario Liberals again once the duplicity of the current government becomes clear?

  2. Not as long as I live. This horrible reality is the darkest moment in the history of Ontario. In fact, I will spend my life reminding everyone of what will become known for eternity as McGuinty’s Folly.

  3. I hear ya Melodie…………..this is the worst Government I have ever endured in my almost 7 decades on this planet!……….I have no hesitation spouting off on McGuinty and his criminal actions inside our once fair Province to every single person I can………………..and let me tell you,…..not ONE person has argued with me and I have engaged conversation in both urban (Toronto) and rural Ontario……………..this man and his gang of thieves are more hated than Harris ever was………………………….and that is something………..Bob Rae was a blight on Ontario but at least it didn’t last long………………..this McGuinty Reign of Terror will reduce our Province to poverty status for decades to come!!!!!!!!!

  4. Renewable energy is losing subsidies in Europe and without subsidies this is mostly a dead industry. China is expanding renewable energy but also exploring for natural gas which they have found plenty of. Plan is to build up their renewable energy products base, IWTs & solar panels, and sell these renewable energy products to other countries and use the natural gas for themselves.

    • China has the corner on the CFL bulb production to sell to poor countries to use for carbon credits.

  5. This poster needs to be made up and tacked to every landpost and building everywhere — Toronto, Queens Parks, etc. etc. It should headline every newspaper as a scoll ad. It says it all!

  6. When a government invites or encourages any industry/business to establish itself in their jurisdiction then that government will furnish protection to that industry or business.
    This is the reason why the MSM won’t carry any negative news about these invited industries.The financial interests of these invited industries must be protected.
    The MSM may cover negative events but publishing about these negative events is a different matter.
    Posters can be very effective.

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