the power of wind power

Harvard’s new and thorough analysis of the power of wind power changes our long held perception that wind is a minor option.

NYTimes GreenBlog post here.
[pdf link here, a few page report]

Optimizing for only practical sites and for fully built-out wind technology (small and large and very large windmills), new Harvard analysis finds that world wind power potential is 40 times greater than world’s total current power consumption; in USA, wind availability is 16 times greater than all today’s generated power.

In the big picture, this is important news.