/We could put enough wind turbines on European land to power the world

We could put enough wind turbines on European land to power the world

There’s a lot of space for turbines out there

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There is enough land available in Europe for millions of wind turbines that could power the entire world, an analysis has found.

While the falling price and rapid deployment of offshore windfarms has captured attention in recent years, windfarms on land make up the bulk of Europe’s installed wind power and are much cheaper. Building far more of them is still seen as key for meeting the EU’s long-term climate targets.

Luckily, there appears to be plenty of room. An international team found 4.9 million square …

Article amended on
14 August 2019

We corrected the amount of land estimated for the UK and Ireland

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