Climate research

Overestimated potential – Energy from jet stream: sorry, nope!

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry found out:
1. The high winds of the upper atmosphere contain less renewable energy than previously assumed
2. Jet stream energy extraction would cause massive climate change.

Picture: Rotary wind turbines could hang like kites in the upper atmosphere where the jet streams blow. This photomontage shows what they might look like. © Lee Miller

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