Here comes the sun

Leggett, Jeremy
September 2003
New Scientist;9/6/2003, Vol. 179 Issue 2411, p23
Solar power is on the way to supplying the world with abundant electricity whether the big oil companies like it or not. Scenario planners at oil company, Shell Inc. have calculated that renewable energy holds the potential to power a future world of 10 billion people with ease. In Shell's scenarios, solar energy dominates the mix, and small wonder, because over at petroleum company BP, experts have calculated that even in the cloudy, electricity-profligate Great Britain, covering all suitable roofs with solar PV of existing efficiency would provide more electricity than the country presently uses.


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