Kinetic Energy

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I was just waiting for the right moment to speak about a novel, greener transportation initiative and my colleague, Marc McPherson beats me to it! Read his blog here on the ‘new’ theory of using sail power for ocean going vessels. By the way, the above photo is me trying to jump over a cargo ship at a local beach in Vancouver. Something I learnt the hard way is that wind speed is quite important – the maximum energy available in the wind is proportional to the cube of the wind speed. This means that if the wind speed increases by a factor of 2, the energy in the wind increases by a factor of 8.  Yeehaa!!

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Peter Phillips