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23 Nov, 2009

Sustainable energy by 2030 – wind power, solar power, water power

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: Energy|Government Schemes|Green Eco Building|Green roof|Green Transport|Housing|Planning|Recycling|Roads|Solar power|Sustainable power|Timber building|transport|Vehicles|water|Wind turbine power

Solar panel PV installation

Solar panel PV installation

Great piece in Scientific American about a plan to replace fossil fuels completely by 2030.
Achievable with political will, if not capsized by vested interests of oil, coal, gas, car companies.
I will add a proper article in our main web site when I get around to it (sense of urgency huh!) – and maybe start a campaign here, as this plan for sustainable energy dwarfs or controls all other problems like loss of biodiversity, carbon, climate change, urban stress, pollution, etc.

Interesting facts are:

Wind and solar energy available on accessible land dwarf energy requirements

  • Water power – 2 TW (terawatt)
  • Wind power – 40-85 TW
  • Solar power – 580 TW

Power needed worldwide by 2030

  • If supplied conventionally – 16.9 TW (due to energy of mining, transport, etc)
  • If renewables – 11.5 TW (more efficient use of energy in electric systems)

Visit Scientific American Sustainable Energy >

1 Response to "Sustainable energy by 2030 – wind power, solar power, water power"

1 | Martha Thomson

April 29th, 2010 at 12:48 am

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Solar Energy is one of the best sources of clean and green electricity. I think that we should build more efficient solar thermal power plants and solar cells. frequently. *

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