One of the things I continually whine about: the way in which the arts graduates who write our newspapers seem not to have any grasp of numbers.
Greenhouse gas could be a huge untapped source of energy, generating \’400 times as much power as the Hoover Dam\’
Dutch scientists have come up with a new technique to unlock the power of waste carbon dioxide pumped out of current power plants
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology believes its method could produce a staggering 1,570 kilowatts of electricity annually
I seriously doubt that 400 times the output of the Hoover Dam is enough to only keep a one bar electric fire going for the average working year.
The team came up with a way to use the waste gas from power stations, industry and homes that they believe could produce a staggering 1,570 billion kilowatts of electricity annually.
Ah, that seems more reasonable.
1,570 kilowatts of electricity per year is what the scientists predict their technique could produce using waste gas from power stations industry and homes, which is…
All of them would instincively get a spelling or grammar mistake of such magnitude. But with numbers they seem a little lost.