A couple of people have gotten excited in the comments section of another post about the leaps and bounds by which the market for wind turbines is growing, according to noted wind-turbine peddler General Electric.
Huzzah! If this keeps up, maybe wind will make up 2.5 percent of our energy mix by 2035, instead of 1.9 percent as currently projected. Or maybe even 3 percent! No, 4! And all for a few hundred billion dollars. Well, we can dream, can’t we?
Back on Earth, Harvard professors say they’ve figured out what it will take to meet the CO2 reductions proposed by the Obama administration: $7-a-gallon gasoline. Hope you’re ready for it.
Also, since we haven’t checked in on Climategate in a few days…East Anglia professor Phil Jones testified in the British Parliament on Monday. He defended his not releasing climate data, computer codes and methods because it “hasn’t been standard practice” in climate science to do so. Which makes climate science a rather, ahem, unique branch of science.