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German academics raise pointless argument in favor of onshore wind

A bunch of German academics have got together and counted up most of the potential wind farm sites in Europe worth building, and reckon the capacity comes to more than all the electrical energy needed in Europe. Shame that it would all be intermittent and breach most planning laws. If you were to give that type of information to Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, she would ask you to go ahead and get on with building them all, but instead we believe that report has emerged purely as a response against permitting problems in Germany, the UK and elsewhere. It concludes that there are “more” sites than were originally thought and that they can all be built for an average LCOE of…

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