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.

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/

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