by Anonymous published in The Economist
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Wind power in the North Sea could shift Europe's e...Show description
Posted 136 days ago
I found it hard to know if this was aspirational thinking from a British writer (hoping that energy sources would shift the current economic dominance of France and Germany), or if this is a realistic possibility in the upcoming years. Regardless, it's pretty wild to think that wind energy could power a lot of European households and be distributed across the continent. It would really be a feat of engineering and a shift towards green energy, all the while building a really interesting industry.
The addition of hydrogen and ammonia makes sense, because wind power can really stress the grid (being so volatile). Today, for example, the energy price where I live (Catalonia) is the lowest it's been for nearly two years due to the strong winds blowing across Europe. This fluctuation can probably open some really interesting markets for software or data-related companies that can help automate solutions to the volatitliy problem.