Dauncey, Guy
April 2008
YES! Magazine;Spring2008, Issue 45, p32
The article discusses the impact of electricity to climatic changes worldwide. Studies show that mankind's electricity production contributes 2.43 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. To reduce global warming, it is suggested that mankind's electricity sources should be derived from natural sources such as wind, sea, earth and sun. According to Trans-Meditteranean Renewable Energy Cooperation, a square kilometer of hot desert receives solar energy equivalent to 1.5 million barrels of oil, such great amount is several hundred times more energy needed by mankind. Energy can also be gathered from the wind as what North Dakota does wherein it has enough wind energy for 33% of the current demand of the country's electricity.


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