Solar Sahara could power Europe

This article in The Guardian  gives an idea of the scale of thinking and vision needed to really turn climate change around. I’ve felt for a long time that tinkering around the edges of the problem won’t do it; what we need is a Manhattan Project for renewable energy. 

My sense is solar thermal, out in deserts and able to be transmitted over huge distances by DC power cables, is the endgame for clean energy. Something, that is, similar to this proposal. And if you can put a huge power station in the Sahara to power Europe, then you can put a huge power station in the middle of Australia and power this continent too.

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