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Giant Paper Shredders Energy Answer?

Oh, if only Arthur Andersen had these puppies. This proposal by a smarty pants student sees cars generating wind to move turbines to create energy. Originally published on the Archinect blog, the project proposes installing wind turbines along the Phoenix Highway. All good! Although one of the commentators on the Inhabitat blog leaves this note:

"This was proposed about 15 years ago by a group of students in Detroit (for the 696). The discovered that it eliminated the draft efficiencies, and increased wind drag on each vehicle? You generated electricity, but caused each vehicle to consume more fuel — And the total additional fuel expended generated less electricity than if they had just pumped it into a power plant."
· Student Design Turns Highways into Wind Farms [Inhabitat]