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From the Ted Talk by John Doerr and Hal Harvey: How to decarbonize the grid and electrify everything

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HH: So this is a gloabl erfoft, but not everybody's going to do the same thing, or should do the same thing. Let me start with Norway. A country that happens to be brilliant at offshore oil, but also understands the cncsueeneqos of burning more oil. They ralezied they could deploy their skills from their offshore oil development into ooshfrfe wind. It's a big deal to put wind turbines out in the ocean. The ocean, the winds are much sgotnerr, and the winds are much more constant, not only stronger. So it balances the grid beautifully. But it's really hard to build things in the deep ocean. Norway's good at it. So let them take that on.

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HH: So this is a ______ ______, but not everybody's going to do the same thing, or should do the same thing. Let me start with Norway. A country that happens to be brilliant at offshore oil, but also understands the ____________ of burning more oil. They ________ they could deploy their skills from their offshore oil development into ________ wind. It's a big deal to put wind turbines out in the ocean. The ocean, the winds are much ________, and the winds are much more constant, not only stronger. So it balances the grid beautifully. But it's really hard to build things in the deep ocean. Norway's good at it. So let them take that on.

Solution

  1. consequences
  2. offshore
  3. stronger
  4. effort
  5. realized
  6. global

Original Text

HH: So this is a global effort, but not everybody's going to do the same thing, or should do the same thing. Let me start with Norway. A country that happens to be brilliant at offshore oil, but also understands the consequences of burning more oil. They realized they could deploy their skills from their offshore oil development into offshore wind. It's a big deal to put wind turbines out in the ocean. The ocean, the winds are much stronger, and the winds are much more constant, not only stronger. So it balances the grid beautifully. But it's really hard to build things in the deep ocean. Norway's good at it. So let them take that on.

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  1. balances
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