Wind Power shows potential

This Wired News story quotes Stanford researchers’ findings that wind power could be used to easily supply the world’s energy needs, with the potential to supply 5 times its current usage.

A new map of global wind speeds, compiled by researchers at Stanford University, shows wind speeds at more than 8,000 sites around the world. The researchers found that at least 13 percent of those sites experience winds fast enough to power a modern wind turbine. If turbines were set up in all these regions, they would generate 72 terawatts of electricity, according to the researchers.