The Azimuth Project
World on the Edge (Rev #1)

Idea

This page is about the book of Lester Brown from the Earth Policy Institute.

It’s pdf is freely downloadable.

The book sometimes refers to his older Plan B 4.0.

Comments

Harnessing wind, solar and geothermal energy

The author claims that:

A strong, efficient national grid will reduce generating capacity needs, lower consumer costs, and cut carbon emissions. Since no two wind farms have identical wind profiles, each one added to the grid makes wind a more stable source of electricity. With the prospect of thousands of wind farms spread from coast to coast and a national grid, wind becomes a stable source of energy, part of baseload power.

For this claim he cites Archer and Jacobson 2007, which is controversial, as is written on Wind power.

Note: In Without the hot air, David MackKay? offers some solutions to deal with the intermittency of wind power.