A new study by some smart scientists at Stanford University suggests that global wind resources are good enough to produce 72 terawatts of electricity with current turbine technology. That’s about 40 times the amount of electricity the world used in the year 2000!

In other hot air news, Sen. Domenici (R-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy committee, described Sen. Wyden’s (D-OR) proposal of funding parity for coal and renewables as a “joke” during the energy bill markup today.

Question to Stanford scientists: How much electricity could the collective sighs of sustainable energy supporters produce?  

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