Wind Speeds Drop As They Speed Up!

By Paul Homewood

 

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Wind speeds are getting faster worldwide, and that’s good news for renewable energy production — at least for now.

A study published yesterday in the journal Nature Climate Change finds that winds across much of North America, Europe and Asia have been growing faster since about 2010.

In less than a decade, the global average wind speed has increased from about 7 mph to about 7.4 mph. For the average wind turbine, that translates to a 17% increase in potential wind energy. That might explain about half the increase in U.S. wind power capacity since 2010, researchers say.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-worlds-winds-are-speeding-up/

 

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10075301/Global-stilling-blamed-wind-speeds-drop-Europe-threaten-drive-energy-prices.html

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October 9, 2021 at 11:48AM

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