We are in Denmark today for the Copenhagen Climate Council - at the invitation of Erik from Monday Morning. We are working on a path to set some agenda items for the UN conference on climate change next year with a brilliant group of people. At some time I will get back to writing (I am overwhelmed with work these days, and it is getting harder to keep my breath).
today I wanted to share an amazing picture that Quin Garcia from our team took here in Denmark. It shows what a virtual oil field looks like
Electric cars and windmills are the most complementary products in the green world. Windmills generate a lot more energy at night, as wind picks up when the air cools down. Unfortunately, when you get a lot of wind most people are asleep and the electricity needs to be rerouted elsewhere. Cars are parked at night waiting to get electricity into the batteries - which is a perfect match to the electricity profile of wind generation.
Denmark has 20% of its generation capacity coming from wind. I learned that only 13% of the electrons though are wind electrons, the rest are sold to Norway and Germany - practically for free some times. Those 7% can drive every car in Denmark if you converted the fleet to Electric Vehicles. Clean, Cheap and Abundant - Electric Gasoline...