New Study Shows Europe Could Produce Enough Wind Energy to Power the Whole World for 30 Years

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A new study from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University concludes that if Europe were to fully realize its capacity for onshore wind farms, then it could produce enough energy for the whole world until 2050.


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The study estimates that more than 11 million additional wind turbines could be theoretically installed over almost 5 million square kilometers (1.9 million square miles) of suitable terrain generating 497 EJ of power which would adequately meet the expected global energy demand in 2050 of 430 EJ.

The study is not a blueprint for development, but a guide for policymakers indicating the potential of how much more can be done and where the prime opportunities exist...Obviously, we are not saying that we should install turbines in all the identified sites but the study does show the huge wind power potential right across Europe which needs to be harnessed if we’re to avert a climate catastrophe. ~ Co-author Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Sussex



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