A climate-friendly energy future: Prospects for wind


Junling Huang. 2014. “A climate-friendly energy future: Prospects for wind.” School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. Thesis Type: Ph.D. dissertation. Publisher's Version


The objective of this thesis is to evaluate the potential for wind as an alternative energy source to replace fossil fuels and reduce global CO2 emissions. From 1995 to 2007, fossil fuels as the major energy source accounted for an addition of 89.3 Gt of carbon to the atmosphere over this period, 29 % of which was transferred to the ocean, 15 % to the global biosphere, with the balance (57 %) retained in the atmosphere. Building a low-carbon and climate-friendly energy system is becoming increasingly urgent to combat the threat of global warming.
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