Sunday, April 19, 2009

Summer Wind Faster Than Thought

There are some ironies associated with climate change, such as Arctic melting allowing more oil to be pumped out from under what used to be ice.

Now here's another one: Nasa has discovered that summer wind speeds around Scotland have increased over the last 20 years, making wind turbines more economic. It should be good news for the renewables industry which has been suffering lately after the price of oil fell.

Actually, I can top the Nasa study. I've noticed a correlation between wind speed and the length of my shift when I'm cycling home. The longer the shift, the stronger the wind in my face!

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