Wind Turbines May Turn Slower in a Warmer World
Scientific American ---------- Global warming could be causing long-term shifts in the generation of wind energy. New research published yesterday in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests that future climate change might cause wind resources to decline across the Northern Hemisphere. These losses could be tempered by increases in wind power potential south of the equator, under severe climate change scenarios. The findings don't disqualify wind as a competitive source of renewable energy, cautioned lead study author Kristopher Karnauskas of the University of Colorado, Boulder. But they do suggest that energy planners should take the future climate into account when creating long-term strategies for renewables. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.