The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

There is no legitimate debate about the need for renewable energy sources. Available oil & gas is not unlimited and all of the reliable studies state that the carbon emissions from this energy source are a significant contributor to global warming. Recent improvements in both wind and solar sources have driven the cost per KWH lower than even coal. The cost argument is no longer a factor. Over the next, several weeks will delve into this topic in more detail. 

By way of preface, the following areas will be explored.

  • Solar (increased efficiency and new types)
  • Wind (existing and new types)
  • Hydro (new technology)
  • Evs & Electric motors
  • Fuel cells (Hydrogen)
  • Nuclear fusion
  • Batteries and potential solutions

There appear to be many potential solutions to issues that hinder the move to sustainable energy. Just keep in mind that these solutions may be years or even decades down the road

To get started here a several links to articles regarding the low cost of renewables:

Credit Suisse Predicts Renewable Energy That Is “Too Cheap To Meter” By 2025,all%20tax%20and%20production%20credits

‘Cheapest energy in history’: Truss urged to U-turn on plans and slash bills for millions

Here is how South Dakota gets most of its energy

Plummeting renewable energy costs open a new way to bridge the political divide

Energy transition: Here’s why the race to net zero is affordable

Renewable energy contributes a record 68.7% of power to Australia’s main grid for brief period,18%2C882MW%2C%20from%20renewable%20sources.

German automaker launches world’s first solar-powered vehicle – and it’s affordable enough for the average consumer

The federal Inflation Reduction Act will allow Alliant Energy to fully own solar farms, reduce customer costs by $138 million

The first all-electric community powered by a solar and battery microgrid launches in California

Natural Gas Power Plants Begin Their Inevitable Decline

A quarter of US coal-fired power will retire by end of 2029 – and gas may have peaked

This Is How South Dakota Gets Most of Its Energy

This company combines solar and wind power in one renewable energy generation system

MIT researchers advance cooling technology that does not use electricity