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  • n. Common misspelling of terawatts.

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  • By comparison, all of human civilization uses around 15 terrawatts of power, or one six-thousandth as much.

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  • Since the 1970s, nuclear energy has produced terrawatts of carbon-free energy, but it has also created an ever-growing stockpile of radioactive waste.

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  • The sun shines about 120,000 terrawatts on the Earth, and today we use about 18 TW(~0.015% of solar), but if you assume that everyone will reach the US standard usage and that population will grow to 9 billion, and throw a bit of growth of usage from 12.5 KW in you get about 100 TW (~0.08% of solar) for global power demand in the not so far future, say 2100.

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  • For example, if the 125-kilometer radius reflector discussed earlier for use in vaporizing the pole were to concentrate its power on a smaller region, 27 terrawatts would be available to melt lakes one terrawatt, or TW, equals one million megawatts.

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  • This will result in the production of 1,000 tonnes of deuterium per year, enough to produce 11 terrawatts TW of electricity, or about what the entire human race consumes today.

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  • Thus, while the engineering of such mirrors may be somewhat grandiose, the benefits to terraforming of being able to wield tens of terrawatts of power in a controllable way can hardly be overstated.

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  • Also, the blog site is linked to a Wikipedia page that showed how to make an electro-magnetic device "that could be easily carried by a person, can produce pulses in the millions of amperes and tens of terrawatts, exceeding the power of a lightning strike by orders of magnitude."

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  • So, if we don't build replacement nukes and we start phasing out coal plants we will be 1.7 terrawatts in the hole based just on is estimated to increase to anywhere from 5-6 terawatts by 2030.

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  • So, IF just for example, we're pulling hydrocarbons out of the ground (energy the earth has stored) and converting it up here topside into FOR EXAMPLE 100 terrawatts of energy.

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  • [About] 170 terrawatts of solar energy hits the earth over a year and we can use it. "

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