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Re: E-M:/ Interesting: vortex-induced vibrations for aquatic clean energy



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Enviro-Mich message from Larry Nooden <ldnum@umich.edu>
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Yes, it is a matter of scale, and the message was large scale, i.e., "could provide enough power for the entire world, scientists claim". This is reminiscent of the early phases of the rush to biofuels. Even small scale could produce some problems as has been pointed out.

Yes, a large wind turbine array would certainly produce localized climate changes downwind. Very large scale wind turbines? More questions.

Having raised these questions- it still seems worthwhile to explore these alternative energy sources with holistic thinking like what are the side effects.

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