Is Now A Good Time For Switching To Renewable Energy Or Is It Better To Wait For Better Technology?
Is Now A Good Time For Solar Panels And Wind Turbines To Go Off Grid? Or Is It Better To Wait Until The Technology Is Better And Why?
Solar and wind are available and help defray the impact of the overall picture in energy resources. They may never be the complete answer and right now, it seems to be natural gas, which is more cost efficient and readily available in great quantities in the United States and other countries. In fact, it was said recently by researchers that there should be enough for the next 75 to 100 years. The burning of coal is taking us all into the pits with it and is not the best choice for our future life, if we enjoy breathing and drinking water not contaminated by lead and other horrors caused from coal residues , in processing it. Electric power is an aid, but not the answer to the needs of the twenty-first century. Cold fusion may prove to be a valuable asset in the not too distant future. We will all keep looking and trying new ways to survive. If this country and a few others who lead in technology are still capable, in the next few years, there could be some major breakthroughs in energy, that is both renewable and cost efficient. Right now, coal is supplying many countries in the world as a natural resource, perhaps if we developed a better way in filtering and preventing coal residue in the air and ground, we might still receive benefit from its production. There has to be a better way. Our whole future is at stake. An idea that I have is to cap the tall towers spewing coal residues with copper or other metal tops and coils the residue into holding vats that suck off the heat produced by the coal and use it as an energy source, while collecting the residual granular particles and reusing them in another form as a source of energy, thus not wasting anything in the whole process. It would be costly, yet preserve our world over time.
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