Wind power

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[Non-technical introduction, e.g. turns wind into electricity by spinning a generator. Constrained by weather.]

[Onshore and offshore.]

[Use cases perhaps starting with utility scale only and noting that there are others. Alternatively perhaps within the opening paragraph note that there is a significant amount of utility scale wind power in operation and leave this paragraph out.]

[Very brief information on current global scale and cost, and hypothetical scale + cost for wind to become dominant global energy source.]


[Greater depth of information on current global scale, resources required and future protects.]

[Requires some combination of demand management, energy storage, use alongside generation methods that can be turned on/off and oversupply. Correlation (or inverse correlation) of wind blowing with power demand in certain locations.]


[Life cycle greenhouse emissions relative to other electricity generation methods.]

[Potential life cycle greenhouse emissions if grid becomes 100% renewable.]

[Land usage, including practicality of combined land use. Effects on local marine environment.]

[Life cycle environmental impact including sourcing raw materials, manufacturing and end-of-life (recycling / waste / quality of rehabilitation). Quantify significance of bird strikes (because it is a commonly mentioned issue). Environmental impacts of construction and decommissioning, particularly for offshore wind.]


[Current and expected economics of main uses cases.]

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